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Scientific advice medtech advice

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

NICE-MHRA scientific advice

Designed for developers of medicinal products and other similarly regulated technologies. Allows you to seek joint regulatory advice from the...

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Preliminary Independent Model Advice (PRIMA)

Advice on improving the quality of economic models

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Seminars

Training seminars and workshops for those in the pharmaceutical, medical technology or cell and gene therapy sectors

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Site visits

Find out more about why engaging with us early is important. We will: introduce NICE present NICE Scientific Advice explain how to complete the

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

European Early Dialogues

Designed for developers of medicinal products and other similarly regulated technologies. Receive advice from NICE, the European Medicines Agency...

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Express scientific advice

Our express service is designed for companies who need to receive scientific advice within more challenging timeframes. Within 12 weeks, you'll...

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Risankizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA596)

Evidence-based recommendations on risankizumab (Skyrizi) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Scientific advice

Advice from NICE to help you generate evidence to inform future NICE evaluations and to enable market access

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Pharmaceutical products

Scientific advice for developers of pharmaceuticals

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

GP reference panel survey feedback

Feedback from the GP reference panel survey

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Speaking engagements

Book one of our scientific advice team to speak at your event

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Standard scientific advice

Designed for those seeking advice in either pharmaceutical or medical technologies. Provides the highest level of detail of all our advice processes.

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Caesarean section (CG132)

This guideline covers when to offer caesarean section, procedural aspects of the operation and care after caesarean section. It aims to improve the consistency and quality of care for women who are considering a caesarean section or have had a caesarean section in the past and are now pregnant again.

Clinical guideline Published November 2011 Last updated August 2019

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse (QS188)

This quality standard covers the assessment, management and care provided for people aged 14 and over who have coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2019

Obesity

Everything NICE has said on preventing, identifying, assessing and managing obesity in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2013 Last updated August 2019

Alcohol-use disorders

Everything NICE has said on preventing, diagnosing and managing alcohol-related disorders in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated August 2019

Osteoporosis

Everything NICE has said on assessing the risk of, preventing and treating osteoporotic fragility fractures in adults in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published August 2012 Last updated August 2019

Psoriasis

Everything NICE has said on psoriasis in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2011 Last updated August 2019

Public Health Advisory Committees

Public Health Advisory Committees (PHACs) are the standing committees responsible for the development of NICE public health guidance. Each PHAC...

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Scholars

Scholarships are one year opportunities to improve quality of care and contribute to your professional development

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Fellows

Fellows are experience health and social care leaders who are our ambassadors at regional and national levels

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Technology appraisal processes

We use 3 processes for assessing technologies: the single technology appraisal, the multiple technology appraisal and the fast track appraisal.

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: assessment and management in healthcare settings

Everything NICE has said about assessing and managing coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse in healthcare settings in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published September 2012 Last updated August 2019

Caesarean section

Everything NICE has said on caesarean section in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2011 Last updated August 2019

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: community health and social care services

Everything NICE has said on severe mental illness and substance misuse (dual diagnosis) for people over 14 in community services in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2016 Last updated August 2019

NICE Evidence Services issues

The information below provides a summary of known issues and upcoming changes related to NICE Evidence Services. This information will be updated...

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Technology Appraisal Committee

Details, meeting dates and minutes of the independent technology appraisal committees

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

NICEimpact adult social care

A review of the impact our evidence-based guidance has on improvements in adult social care.

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Is the application of antiseptics and antibiotics in the operative field before wound closure, clinically and cost effective in reducing surgical site infection rates?

Recommendation ID NG125/4 Question Is the application of antiseptics and antibiotics in the operative field before wound closure, clinically

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of chlorhexidine in alcohol at different concentrations in the prevention of surgical site infection when applied to the skin before incision?

Recommendation ID NG125/3 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of chlorhexidine in alcohol at different concentrations in

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Which patient groups, contamination groups and which layers gain the most benefit from the use of triclosan-coated or triclosan-impregnated sutures?

Recommendation ID NG125/5 Question Which patient groups, contamination groups and which layers gain the most benefit from the use of triclosan-coated

Research recommendation Published August 2019

In women with ectopic pregnancy, does the type of intervention impact on women's experience, including psychological and emotional outcomes?

Recommendation ID NG126/5 Question In women with ectopic pregnancy, does the type of intervention impact on women's experience, including

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the effectiveness of diuretics compared with placebo in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in preterm babies on respiratory support?

Recommendation ID NG124/3 Question What is the effectiveness of diuretics compared with placebo in preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What are the cost associated with best supportive care?

Recommendation ID TA574/1 Question What are the cost associated with best supportive care? Any explanatory notes(if applicable)

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Reviewing the impact of our guidance

Our impact reports look at how the health and care system uses NICE's recommendations to improve people's health and care.

Published August 2019 Last updated August 2019

Psychosis and schizophrenia

Everything NICE has said on recognising and managing psychosis and schizophrenia in children, young people and adults in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2014 Last updated August 2019

Is the use of chlorhexidine body wash associated with increased antimicrobial resistance?

Recommendation ID NG125/2 Question Is the use of chlorhexidine body wash associated with increased antimicrobial resistance? Any explanatory

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the clinical effectiveness of preoperative nasal decolonisation using mupirocin in combination with a chlorhexidine body wash in the whole population?

Recommendation ID NG125/1 Question What is the clinical effectiveness of preoperative nasal decolonisation using mupirocin in combination

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Does the use of ultrasound of the lumbar spine improve siting of regional anaesthetic needles in pregnant women with a BMI over 30 kg/m2 at the booking appointment?

Recommendation ID NG121/2 Question Does the use of ultrasound of the lumbar spine improve siting of regional anaesthetic needles in pregnant

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of intermittent auscultation compared with continuous cardiotocography for women in labour who have had a previous caesarean section?

Recommendation ID NG121/5 Question What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of intermittent auscultation compared with continuous cardiotocography

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Are progesterone or progestogens effective in treating threatened miscarriage?

Recommendation ID NG136/3 Question Are progesterone or progestogens effective in treating threatened miscarriage? Any explanatory notes(if

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What clinical features and laboratory investigations can be used to better stratify risk for women in labour with signs of sepsis (including fever and tachycardia)?

Recommendation ID NG121/4 Question What clinical features and laboratory investigations can be used to better stratify risk for women in

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Is obesity an independent risk factor for perinatal morbidity and mortality?

Recommendation ID NG121/3 Question Is obesity an independent risk factor for perinatal morbidity and mortality? Any explanatory notes(if

Research recommendation Published August 2019

In women with confirmed miscarriage, does the type of management strategy (expectant, medical and surgical) impact on women's experience, including psychological and emotional outcomes?

Recommendation ID NG126/4 Question In women with confirmed miscarriage, does the type of management strategy (expectant, medical and surgical)

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the most effective combination of an analgesic with a neuromuscular blocker, or an analgesic with an anaesthetic agent, for premedication in preterm babies requiring elective or semi-elective intubation?

Recommendation ID NG124/5 Question What is the most effective combination of an analgesic with a neuromuscular blocker, or an analgesic

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Does targeting higher oxygen saturations of 92% to 97% in preterm babies lead to improved survival without significant complications?

Recommendation ID NG124/4 Question Does targeting higher oxygen saturations of 92% to 97% in preterm babies lead to improved survival without...

Research recommendation Published August 2019

What is the effectiveness of high-pressure non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) compared with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) flow driver as the primary mode of ventilation?

Recommendation ID NG124/1 Question What is the effectiveness of high-pressure non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) compared

Research recommendation Published August 2019

Does caesarean section protect against cerebral haemorrhage in women with a history of subarachnoid haemorrhage or cerebrovascular malformation?

Recommendation ID NG121/1 Question Does caesarean section protect against cerebral haemorrhage in women with a history of subarachnoid haemorrhage

Research recommendation Published August 2019