This guideline covers assessing, diagnosing and managing physical health problems of people in prison. It aims to improve health and wellbeing in the prison population by promoting more coordinated care and more effective approaches to prescribing, dispensing and supervising medicines.
Summary of the evidence on Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) of HIV in adults at high risk
This guideline covers the assessment and care of adults who are at risk of or who have cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people who are at risk of cardiovascular problems including people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. It describes the lifestyle changes people can make and how statins can be used to reduce their risk.
This guideline covers optimising care for adults with multimorbidity (multiple long-term conditions) by reducing treatment burden (polypharmacy and multiple appointments) and unplanned care. It aims to improve quality of life by promoting shared decisions based on what is important to each person in terms of treatments, health priorities, lifestyle and goals. The guideline sets out which people are most likely to benefit from an approach to care that takes account of multimorbidity, how they can be identified and what the care involves.
NICE is calling for women to be told that the coil is more effective than the ‘morning after pill’ for emergency contraception, in a new quality standard.
This quality standard covers contraception for women, including emergency contraception. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers managing stable angina in people aged 18 and over. It outlines the importance of addressing the person’s concerns about stable angina and the roles of medical therapy and revascularisation.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorder (autism, Asperger’s syndrome and atypical autism) in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve access and engagement with interventions and services, and the experience of care, for people with autism.
This quality standard covers care and treatment for adults with diabetes. It includes preventing type 2 diabetes, managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes, diabetes-related foot care and diabetes education programmes. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
New draft guidance from NICE means thousands of people with back condition ankylosing spondylitis will soon have access to an innovative new drug.
This quality standard covers assessing and managing obesity in adults, young people and children, including referral for specialist care and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. It includes people who are obese and have, or are at risk of, other medical conditions. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers the care and treatment of adults (aged 18 and over) with type 1 diabetes.
NICE draft guidance recommends non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal rhesus-D status.
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and young people (under 18). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Advice on the use of the Alair bronchial thermoplasty system for treating adults with severe, difficult to control asthma to aid local decision-making
This guideline covers assessing and managing suspected or confirmed cirrhosis in people who are 16 years or older. It aims to improve how cirrhosis is identified and diagnosed. It recommends tools to assess the severity of cirrhosis and gives advice on monitoring people with cirrhosis to detect and manage complications early, and referral criteria for tertiary care.
The social care guidance manual
This quality standard covers the care of people with breast cancer after they have been referred to a specialist team. It includes the management of early (ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive), locally advanced and advanced breast cancer; recurrent breast cancer; and familial breast cancer. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Summary of the evidence on ceftolozane/tazobactam for treating complicated urinary tract infections to inform local NHS planning and decision-making
Process manual for the endorsement of guidance and quality standard support resources
their biographies. Professor Martin Underwood Head of Division of Health Sciences, Professor of Primary Care Research Committee Chair...
Evidence-based recommendations on topotecan, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride (Caelyx), paclitaxel, trabectedin (Yondelis) and gemcitabine...
undertaken on the relationship between the duration and frequency of symptoms in women with ovarian cancer before diagnosis, the stage...
This quality standard covers diagnosing and treating venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults. VTE includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This quality standard covers care for healthy women and their babies during pregnancy (up to 42 weeks). It covers routine antenatal care in primary, community and hospital settings. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers routine preoperative tests for people aged over 16 who are having elective surgery. It aims to reduce unnecessary testing by advising which tests to offer people before minor, intermediate and major or complex surgery, taking into account specific comorbidities (cardiovascular, renal and respiratory conditions and diabetes and obesity). It does not cover pregnant women or people having cardiothoracic procedures or neurosurgery.
Advice on the use of TheraSphere for treating operable and inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) to aid local decision-making
This quality standard covers services for domestic violence and abuse in adults and young people (aged 16 and over). It includes identifying and supporting people experiencing domestic violence or abuse, as well as support for those who carry it out. It also covers children and young people (under 16) who are affected by domestic violence or abuse that is not carried out against them. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Urinary incontinence is a common symptom that can affect women of all ages, with a wide range of severity and nature. Offering patients...
NICE has launched a suite of guidelines to ensure that trauma services are delivered effectively and consistently.
This quality standard covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women planning, during or after pregnancy (up to a year after childbirth). It also covers the organisation of mental health services for women during and after pregnancy. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers the assessment and early management of spinal column and spinal cord injury in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance services), emergency departments and major trauma centres. It covers traumatic injuries to the spine but does not cover spinal injury caused by a disease.It aims to reduce death and disability by improving the quality of emergency and urgent care.
This quality standard covers preventing and controlling infections in hospitals and other secondary care settings that develop because of treatment or from being in a healthcare setting (healthcare-associated infections). It includes monitoring, responsibilities, and policies and procedures in secondary care organisations to reduce the risk of infection in patients, staff and visitors. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers new buildings and communal outdoor areas. The aim is to ensure there are enough shady areas to protect people from overexposure to the sun.
Advice on the use of EarlySense for heart and respiratory monitoring and predicting patient deterioration to aid local decision-making
This quality standard covers preventing adults (aged 18 and over) from becoming overweight or obese. It includes strategies to increase physical activity and promote a healthy diet in the local population. It also covers lifestyle weight management programmes for adults who are overweight or obese. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This quality standard covers managing diabetes and its complications in women who are planning pregnancy or are already pregnant. It includes care for women with pre-existing diabetes before and during pregnancy, and diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
NICE has welcomed proposed new guidelines on alcohol which aim to limit the health risks that result from drinking.
NICE has appointed Dr Rosie Benneyworth, a GP and former commissioner, as a new Non-Executive Director (NED) to its Board.
A short summary of guidance and advice that generated the most interest during the second half of 2015.
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing bladder cancer in adults (aged 18 and over) referred from primary care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Here’s a short summary of the guidance and advice that has generated the most interest during the first half of 2015.
Advice on the use of the TearLab osmolarity system for diagnosing dry eye disease to aid local decision-making
Any explanatory notes(if applicable) Why this is important:- Women with premature ovarian insufficiency can experience the effects of...
professionals on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services. You have the right to be...
Everything NICE has said on the care of women in or at risk of preterm labour or having a planned preterm birth in an interactive flowchart
This guideline covers the assessment for and management of blood transfusions in adults, young people and children over 1 year old. It covers the general principles of blood transfusion, but does not make recommendations relating to specific conditions.
Women whose lives are being affected by the symptoms menopause should not feel they have to suffer in silence, says NICE.
Evidence-based recommendations on VivaScope 1500 and 3000 imaging systems for detecting skin cancer lesions
People should be encouraged to stop smoking, be more physically active, reduce their alcohol consumption, and adopt a healthy diet to help lower the risk of developing dementia, disability and frailty in later life.