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What components of alcohol education delivery contribute to its effectiveness for children and young people aged 11 to 18 in full-time education, and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) up to the age of 25?

Recommendation ID NG135/1 Question What components of alcohol education delivery contribute to its effectiveness for children and young

Research recommendation Published October 2019

The committee recommended further research to determine if using the lead‑I electrocardiogram (ECG) devices in primary care for people with signs or symptoms of atrial fibrillation, and an irregular pulse, increases the number of people with atrial fibrillation (including paroxysmal) detected, ompared with current practice (that is, a 12‑lead ECG done later). The committee considered the feasibility of collecting data to see if using the lead‑I ECG devices increased the detection of atrial fibrillation that would be missed if only 12‑lead ECGs done later were available. It noted that even if a lead‑I ECG is used and atrial fibrillation is detected, a subsequent 12‑lead ECG would still be done to check for structural cardiac abnormalities and inform further management decisions. The committee concluded that practices using lead‑I ECG devices could determine the number of additional cases of atrial fibrillation detected by the devices. This can be done by identifying people with a confirmed positive lead‑I ECG for atrial fibrillation who subsequently had a 12‑lead ECG that was negative because the atrial fibrillation had stopped. The committee also considered that data collected on the time between the initial lead‑I ECG and the subsequent 12‑lead ECG would be useful.

Recommendation ID DG35/1 Question The committee recommended further research to determine if using the lead‑I electrocardiogram (ECG) devices

Research recommendation Published October 2019

What are the benefits, risk and cost effectiveness of enteral nutrition in maintaining remission in the post-surgical period of Crohn's disease?

Recommendation ID NG129/1 Question What are the benefits, risk and cost effectiveness of enteral nutrition in maintaining remission in the

Research recommendation Published October 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of prednisolone compared with aminosalicylates for the induction of remission for people with moderate ulcerative colitis?

Recommendation ID NG130/4 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of prednisolone compared with aminosalicylates for the induction

Research recommendation Published October 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of prednisolone plus an aminosalicylate compared with beclometasone plus an aminosalicylate for induction of remission for people with moderate ulcerative colitis?

Recommendation ID NG130/5 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of prednisolone plus an aminosalicylate compared with beclometasone

Research recommendation Published October 2019

What are the benefits, risks and cost effectiveness of methotrexate, ciclosporin, tacrolimus, adalimumab and infliximab compared with each other and with placebo for induction of remission for people with subacute ulcerative colitis that is refractory to systemic corticosteroids?

Recommendation ID NG130/6 Question What are the benefits, risks and cost effectiveness of methotrexate, ciclosporin, tacrolimus, adalimumab

Research recommendation Published October 2019

Secondary research is recommended to understand the comparative performance of different ELISA tests for therapeutic monitoring of tumour necrosis factor (TNF)‑alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis

Recommendation ID DG36/3 Question Secondary research is recommended to understand the comparative performance of different ELISA tests for

Research recommendation Published October 2019

What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different scheduling of zoledronic acid in the prevention and reduction of skeletal events in people with hormone-refractory prostate cancer?

Recommendation ID NG131/8 Question What is the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different scheduling of zoledronic acid in the prevention

Research recommendation Published October 2019

Further primary research is recommended on the clinical effectiveness of using ELISA tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF‑alpha inhibitors in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

Recommendation ID DG36/1 Question Further primary research is recommended on the clinical effectiveness of using ELISA tests for therapeutic

Research recommendation Published October 2019

NICE to support new valuation study for England for EQ-5D-5L questionnaire

Study will measure public’s preference for different health states

News Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

Position statement on use of the EQ-5D-5L value set for England (updated October 2019)

Our position on use of the EQ-5D-5L valuation set for England

Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

Shared Learning Awards

Excellent examples of how NICE guidance and standards have been put into practice in the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector and other organisations.

Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

Technology appraisal and Highly specialised technologies appeals

Technology appraisal and Highly specialised technologies appeals

Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

The percentage of patients with moderate or severe frailty and/or multimorbidity who have received a medication review in the last 12 months which is structured, has considered the use of a recognised tool and taken place as a shared discussion.

The percentage of patients with moderate or severe frailty and/or multimorbidity who have received a medication review in the last 12 months which is...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with one or more of the following conditions: CHD, atrial fibrillation, chronic heart failure, stroke or TIA, diabetes or dementia who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the FAST or AUDIT-C tool in the preceding 2 years.

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

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with heart failure on the register, who had a review in the preceding 12 months, including an assessment of functional capacity (using the New York Heart Association classification) and a review of medication

The percentage of patients with heart failure on the register, who had a review in the preceding 12 months, including an assessment of functional...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The practice can produce a register of people with moderate to severe frailty.

The practice can produce a register of people with moderate to severe frailty. Subject(s): Multiple long-term conditions

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The practice can produce a register of people with multimorbidity who would benefit from a tailored approach to care.

The practice can produce a register of people with multimorbidity who would benefit from a tailored approach to care. Subject(s):

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients (aged 65 years and over) with moderate or severe frailty who have been asked whether they have had a fall, about the total number of falls and about the type of falls, in the last 12 months.

The percentage of patients (aged 65 years and over) with moderate or severe frailty who have been asked whether they have had a fall, about the total...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with a beta-blocker licensed for heart failure

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with a beta-blocker licensed for heart failure.

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with an ACE-I or ARB

The percentage of patients with a current diagnosis of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, who are currently treated with an ACE-I or ARB

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

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

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the FAST or AUDIT-C tool in the 3 months before or after their diagnosis being recorded

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression or anxiety in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the preceding 12 months who have received a brief intervention to help them reduce their alcohol related risk within 3 months of the score being recorded.

The percentage of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 in the...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of people aged 29 years and under, with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 7.5 mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon Broome or Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (DLCN) criteria

The percentage of people aged 29 years and under, with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 7.5 mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of people aged 30 years and older with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 9.0mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon Broome or Dutch Lipid Clinic Network (DLCN) criteria

The percentage of people aged 30 years and older with a total cholesterol concentration greater than 9.0mmol/l that are assessed against the Simon...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of adults and young people at a GP surgery in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who have not had an HIV test in the last 12 months, who are having a blood test and receive an HIV test at the same time

The percentage of adults and young people at a GP surgery in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who have not had an HIV test in the last

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of adults and young people newly registered with a GP in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who receive an HIV test within 3 months of registration.

The percentage of adults and young people newly registered with a GP in an area of high or extremely high HIV prevalence who receive an HIV test...

General practice indicator suitable for use outside of the QOF Published October 2019

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with asthma aged 5 or over

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients with asthma aged 5 or over Subject(s): Asthma Date

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the FAST or AUDIT-C tool in the 3 months before or after the date of entry on the hypertension register

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 12 months who have been screened for hazardous drinking using the...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension in the preceding 12 months with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 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 hypertension in the preceding 12 months with a FAST score of ≥3 or AUDIT-C score of ≥5 who have...

General practice indicator suitable for use in the QOF Published October 2019