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  1. NICE chairman Sharmila Nebhrajani begins her new role

    NICE is delighted to announce that today (26 May 2020) Sharmila Nebhrajani, OBE, has taken up her position as its new chairman following her appointment by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and an independent open recruitment process.

  2. COVID-19 rapid guideline: chronic kidney disease (NG176)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults with chronic kidney disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  3. COVID-19 rapid guideline: interstitial lung disease (NG177)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults with interstitial lung disease, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary sarcoidosis, during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  4. Lorlatinib for previously treated ALK-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TA628)

    Evidence-based recommendations on lorlatinib (Lorviqua) for previously treated ALK-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in adults

  5. Obinutuzumab with bendamustine for treating follicular lymphoma after rituximab (TA629)

    Evidence-based recommendations on obinutuzumab (Gazyvaro) with bendamustine for follicular lymphoma that has not responded or has progressed up to 6 months

  6. COVID-19 rapid guideline: acute kidney injury in hospital (NG175)

    The purpose of this guideline is to help healthcare professionals prevent, detect and manage acute kidney injury in adults in hospital with known or suspected COVID-19. This is important to improve outcomes and reduce the need for renal replacement therapy.

  7. COVID-19 rapid guideline: antibiotics for pneumonia in adults in hospital (NG173)

    The purpose of this guideline is to ensure the best antibiotic management of suspected or confirmed bacterial pneumonia in adults in hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes people presenting to hospital with moderate to severe community-acquired pneumonia and people who develop pneumonia while in hospital. It will enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  8. COVID-19 rapid guideline: dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response (NG169)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  9. COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community (NG163)

    The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations for managing COVID-19 symptoms for patients in the community, including at the end of life. It also includes recommendations about managing medicines for these patients, and protecting staff from infection.

  10. COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments (NG161)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with cancer and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match the capacity for cancer treatment to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  11. COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community (NG165)

    The purpose of this guideline is to ensure the best treatment for adults with suspected or confirmed pneumonia in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and best use of NHS resources. We have withdrawn our guideline on diagnosing and managing pneumonia in adults until further notice. For general advice on managing COVID-19 symptoms, see the NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline on managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community .

  12. COVID-19 rapid guideline: acute myocardial injury (NG171)

    The purpose of this guideline is to help healthcare professionals who are not cardiology specialists identify and treat acute myocardial injury and its cardiac complications in adults with known or suspected COVID-19 but without known pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

  13. COVID-19 rapid guideline: cystic fibrosis (NG170)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with cystic fibrosis and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match capacity to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  14. NICE publishes new COVID-19 guidelines on cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response

    NICE has today (9 April 2020) published 3 new rapid guidelines on the care of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19. The guidelines have been designed to maximise the safety of patients whilst enabling services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  15. COVID-19 rapid guideline: community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (NG168)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  16. Lenalidomide with rituximab for previously treated follicular lymphoma (TA627)

    Evidence-based recommendations on lenalidomide (Revlimid) with rituximab for previously treated follicular lymphoma (grade 1 to 3A) in adults

  17. COVID-19 rapid guideline: severe asthma (NG166)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults and children with severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  18. Heavy menstrual bleeding: assessment and management (NG88)

    This guideline covers assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). It aims to help healthcare professionals investigate the cause of heavy periods that are affecting a woman’s quality of life and to offer the right treatments, taking into account the woman’s priorities and preferences.

  19. COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of radiotherapy (NG162)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need radiotherapy and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match the capacity for radiotherapy to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  20. Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing (NG158)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing venous thromboembolic diseases in adults. It aims to support rapid diagnosis and effective treatment for people who develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). It also covers testing for conditions that can make a DVT or PE more likely, such as thrombophilia (a blood clotting disorder) and cancer.

  21. NICE publishes first rapid COVID-19 guidelines

    New guidelines cover the management of patients in critical care, the management of patients who are having kidney dialysis and the management of patients who are receiving systemic anticancer treatments.

  22. NICE to produce rapid COVID-19 guidelines

    NICE has today (20 March 2020) announced that it is developing a series of rapid guidelines with NHS England/Improvement on the active management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19, in a number of clinical areas.

  23. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: diagnosis and management (NG156)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing abdominal aortic aneurysms. It aims to improve care by helping people who are at risk to get tested, specifying how often to monitor asymptomatic aneurysms, and identifying when aneurysm repair is needed and which procedure will work best.

  24. Episcissors-60 show promise for mediolateral episiotomy. But there is currently not enough evidence to support the case for routine adoption in the NHS. Research is recommended to address uncertainties about the efficacy and safety of using Episcissors-60. This research should: - determine if using Episcissors-60 in addition to other care bundle measures is more effective in achieving an optimal episiotomy angle and in preventing episiotomy-related obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI) than standard episiotomy scissors - include patient-reported outcome measures - address potential equality considerations by ensuring patients at greatest risk of OASI are recruited - determine the relative cost of using Episcissors-60 compared with standard episiotomy scissors.

    Recommendation ID MTG47/1 Question Episcissors-60 show promise for mediolateral episiotomy. But there is currently not enough evidence