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  1. NICE to sponsor new NHS vanguards

    NICE is sponsoring 4 ‘vanguards’ – organisations joining together who are piloting new models of care as part of the NHS Five Year Forward View.

  2. NICE to tackle the rise in cirrhosis

    NICE will develop new guidelines on the assessment and management of cirrhosis, as excessive alcohol consumption fuels a rise in the number of cases of the disease.

  3. NICE unveils safe staffing plans for nursing care in wards

    NICE has published new guidance setting out ‘red flag events’ which warn when nurses in charge of shifts must act immediately to ensure they have enough staff to meet the needs of patients on that ward.

  4. NICE welcomes new intake of Fellows and Scholars

    Improving the uptake of hepatitis B vaccination among at risk groups, developing tools to make evidence-based medicine more accessible, and carrying out a clinical outcome assessment in hand surgery are just some of the projects planned by the latest group of fellows and scholars.

  5. Providing help for those who self harm

    The pace and complexity of modern life, with its associated stresses and strains, is having an increasing impact on people?s mental health and wellbeing.

  6. The NICE year in review part 1

    Here’s a short summary of the guidance and advice that has generated the most interest during the first half of 2015.

  7. The NICE year in review part 2

    A short summary of guidance and advice that generated the most interest during the second half of 2015.

  8. Turning the tide of type 2 diabetes

    Diabetes is one of the world?s fastest growing conditions, with the rate of people developing the condition showing no signs of slowing down.

  9. Vanguards: piloting new models of care for the NHS

    NICE is sponsoring four NHS vanguards - partnerships that are piloting new models of care. Here we take a closer look at the work of the vanguards, and how they might help integrate and improve care.

  10. The NICE year in review – part 1

    A quick look at the guidance and advice that has generated the most interest during the first half of the year.

  11. No one left behind

    Chris tells us how he has seen Age UK work with the NHS to put NICE’s quality standard on mental wellbeing and independence for older people into practice.

  12. Opening doors, breaking down barriers

    Victoria discusses improvements in how NICE works with patients and the general public, which means there are now more ways than ever to get involved

  13. Out for consultation...

    David Haslam discusses the importance of NICE's consultation process in guidance development

  14. Out of sight and out of mind

    Rebecca talks about support for people receiving mental health care outside their local area.

  15. Preventing excess winter deaths

    Dr David Sloan – a former GP and director of Public Health – who co-chaired the NICE committee behind new guidance aimed at preventing deaths caused by the cold explains what the new recommendations mean for GPs.

  16. Raising awareness of Endometriosis

    Rachel Brown tells us how the new NICE guideline should lead to a better quality of life for women who suffer with endometriosis.

  17. Raising children's spirits

    Stephen and Paul both provide spiritual care for dying children and their families. For many people the word ‘spiritual’ is read with religious connotations. They tell us why they are pleased the new NICE ‘End of life care for children’ guidance broadens this definition…

  18. Rare Disease Day

    To mark Rare Disease Day (28 February), Sheela Upadhyaya explains how NICE’s Highly Specialised Technologies (HST) programme has helped to ensure that drugs for very rare diseases are evaluated appropriately and, if approved, are offered to patients who can benefit from them as part of NHS England’s arrangements for specialised commissioning.   

  19. Research that saves lives

    Cathy Rodway, Programme Manager at the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH), tells us why it is important to support the review of self-harm services in local areas