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  1. Current evidence on the safety of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg shows there are well-recognised but infrequent complications. For acute iliofemoral DVT the evidence on efficacy is limited in quality and quantity, therefore this procedure should only be used with  special arrangements   for clinical governance, consent, and audit or research.

    Recommendation ID IPG651/1 Question Current evidence on the safety of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. The percentage of women with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychoses under the age of 45 years who have been given information and advice about pregnancy, conception or contraception tailored to their pregnancy and contraceptive intentions recorded in the preceding 12 months.

    The percentage of women with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychoses under the age of 45 years who have been given information...

  7. The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety and a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 12 months, who have received brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded.

    The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety and a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 12 months, who

  8. The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or dementia with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 2 years who have received brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded

    The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or...

  9. The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses aged 25-84 (excluding those with pre-existing CHD, diabetes, stroke and/or TIA) who have had a CVD risk assessment performed in the preceding 12 months (using an assessment tool agreed with NHS England)

    The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses aged 25-84 (excluding those with pre-existing CHD,...