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Pembrolizumab for treating relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (TA540)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2018

New “life changing” procedure can be offered to adults with severe asthma on NHS

Procedure could be an option for adults with severe asthma whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with drugs

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids (IPG627)

Evidence-based recommendations on superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias (IPG626)

Evidence-based recommendations on leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias (an inserted device to help the heart beat at a normal rate)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Lutetium (177Lu) oxodotreotide for treating unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours (TA539)

Evidence-based recommendations on lutetium (177Lu) oxodotreotide (Lutathera) for treating unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2018

Feedback encouraged to allow use of life extending treatment on NHS for those with blood cancer

CAR-T considered to be an exciting innovation which can cure some patients but very expensive

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Antibiotics should not be issued as first line of treatment for a cough, says NICE and PHE

People should take honey or cough medicines instead but speak to their GP if it persists for longer than three weeks

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (IPG624)

Evidence-based recommendations on sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Flu vaccination: increasing uptake (NG103)

This guideline covers how to increase uptake of the free flu vaccination among people who are eligible. It describes ways to increase awareness and how to use all opportunities in primary and secondary care to identify people who should be encouraged to have the vaccination.

NICE guideline Published August 2018

Dinutuximab beta for treating neuroblastoma (TA538)

Evidence-based recommendations on dinutuximab beta (Qarziba) for high-risk neuroblastoma in people aged 12 months and over

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2018

Transurethral water vapour ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG625)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral water vapour ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

NICE would welcome further discussions about access to spinal muscular atrophy drug nusinersen

NICE hopes for further talks over nusinersen for treating a rare genetic disorder; spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Allied Health Professionals into action

Naomi introduces the NICE into Action webinar series and tells us why this is important for the allied health professions.

News Published August 2018 Last updated August 2018

Ixekizumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs (TA537)

Evidence-based recommendations on ixekizumab (Taltz) for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2018

Alectinib for untreated ALK-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TA536)

Evidence-based recommendations on alectinib (Alecensa) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2018

Lenvatinib and sorafenib for treating differentiated thyroid cancer after radioactive iodine (TA535)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Lenvima) and sorafenib (Nexavar) for differentiated thyroid cancer in adults who have had radioactive iodine

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2018

Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing (NG102)

This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, including people with a long-term condition. It aims to encourage more people to use community pharmacies by integrating them within existing health and care pathways and ensuring they offer standard services and a consistent approach. It requires a collaborative approach from individual pharmacies and their representatives, local authorities and other commissioners.

NICE guideline Published August 2018

Dupilumab for treating moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (TA534)

Evidence-based recommendations on dupilumab (Dupixent) for treating moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures (IPG623)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing (IPG622)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing (IPG621)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for severe chronic low back pain (IPG620)

Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears (IPG619)

Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff (shoulder) tears

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Ocrelizumab for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA533)

Evidence-based recommendations on ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2018

Pembrolizumab for untreated PD-L1-positive locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer when cisplatin is unsuitable (TA522)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for untreated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer when cisplatin is unsuitable

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2018 Last updated July 2018

Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management (NG101)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing early and locally advanced breast cancer. It aims to help healthcare professionals offer the right treatments to people, taking into account the person's individual preferences.

NICE guideline Published July 2018

Cenegermin for treating neurotrophic keratitis (TA532)

Evidence-based recommendations on cenegermin (Oxervate) for treating neurotrophic keratitis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2018

Pembrolizumab for untreated PD-L1-positive metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (TA531)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for untreated PD-L1-positive metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2018

NICE guideline set to address variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy

NICE has published a draft guideline on the care and support adults with cerebral palsy should receive.

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Improving how stakeholders comment online will improve the outcomes of NICE consultations

Eleanor describes how a new system to comment on draft guidance will better support NICE stakeholders and staff during consultations

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Launch of new master's degree in Evaluation of Health Care Interventions and Outcomes

A new master’s degree in healthcare decision making has been launched by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in collaboration with NICE.

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Cancer drug for children recommended after becoming cost effective for NHS patients

Around 60% of children with high-risk neuroblastoma could be treated with dinutuximab beta

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Atezolizumab for untreated PD-L1-positive locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer when cisplatin is unsuitable (TA492)

Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for untreated PD-L1-positive locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017 Last updated July 2018

Brain tumours (primary) and brain metastases in adults (NG99)

This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing any type of primary brain tumour or brain metastases in people aged 16 or over. It aims to improve diagnosis and care, including standardising the care people have, how information and support are provided, and palliative care.

NICE guideline Published July 2018

Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: management (NG100)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. It aims to improve quality of life by ensuring that people with rheumatoid arthritis have the right treatment to slow the progression of their condition and control their symptoms. People should also have rapid access to specialist care if their condition suddenly worsens.

NICE guideline Published July 2018

More people to be given dye to highlight brain tumours to surgeons say NICE

Hundreds of patients a year set to benefit from roll out of dye to all of England’s neurosurgical units

News Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes (DG33)

Evidence-based recommendations on biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure, Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette) to diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes

Diagnostics guidance Published July 2018

Nivolumab for treating locally advanced unresectable or metastatic urothelial cancer after platinum-containing chemotherapy (TA530)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced unresectable or metastatic urothelial cancer after platinum-containing chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2018

Crizotinib for treating ROS1-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (TA529)

Evidence-based recommendations on crizotinib (Xalkori) for treating ROS1-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2018

Niraparib for maintenance treatment of relapsed, platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube and peritoneal cancer (TA528)

Evidence-based recommendations on niraparib (Zejula) for the possible treatment of ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2018

Beta interferons and glatiramer acetate for treating multiple sclerosis (TA527)

Evidence-based recommendations on beta interferons (Avonex, Betaferon, Extavia, Rebif) and glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) to treat multiple sclerosis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2018

NICE renews major health improvement partnership with Greater Manchester

A major collaboration between NICE and Greater Manchester has been secured for a further three years, until June 2021.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Seven glasses a day, keep UTIs at bay

Sundus Jawad, tells us how improving hydration in care homes reduces the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for residents

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Improving access to new treatments in rare diseases

Emily tells us how a ground-breaking HERCULES project will help NICE to get the evidence we need faster.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Hearing loss in adults: assessment and management (NG98)

This guideline covers some aspects of assessing and managing hearing loss in primary, community and secondary care. It aims to improve the quality of life for adults with hearing loss by advising healthcare staff on assessing hearing difficulties, managing earwax and referring people for audiological or specialist assessment and management.

NICE guideline Published June 2018

NICE backed award for physiotherapist helping to improve patients' quality of life

Laura McNeillie picks up NICE award at Chief Allied Health Professions Officer’s awards

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

People with dementia should be involved in discussions about their care, says NICE

NICE has updated its guidance for the support of people living with dementia.

News Published June 2018 Last updated June 2018

Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse (IPG618)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2018

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor (IPG617)

Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2018

Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers (NG97)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.

NICE guideline Published June 2018