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  1. Call to use screening tests for alcohol disorders

    Using NICE-recommended screening tests in primary care can help ensure people with alcohol-use disorders are identified and offered appropriate treatment, according to latest research.

  2. Cancer patients diagnosed quicker, thanks to NICE guidelines

    The time taken to diagnose certain common cancers, from the point when a patient first reports a possible symptom to their GP, fell in adults by an average of five days, following the launch of NICE guidelines on cancer referral.

  3. Clinical Knowledge Summaries Service expands

    NICE has added 44 new topics to its Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) service, including asthma, cough in children, constipation, dementia, eczema, and migraine.

  4. Commissioning services for people with hip fracture

    NICE has produced a guide for commissioners on hip fracture services, which provides advice on commissioning services for people with fragility fracture of the hip or fracture of the hip due to osteoporosis or osteopenia.

  5. Consultation open on new social care topics for NICE

    Safeguarding in care homes, adoption in looked after children and young people, and support for carers are among social care topics being considered for new NICE guidance and quality standards.

  6. Court warns CCG over disagreeing with NICE guidance

    Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) cannot choose not to follow NICE guidance because they merely disagree with it, even where there is no statutory duty to do so, a court has ruled.

  7. Press and media

    Jump to: Our Stance on Frequently Asked Questions Our stance on: Statins Our guidance on the risk assessment and reduction

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Out for consultation...

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