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woensdag 22 februari 2017

Preventing falls and supporting new mothers

Multimorbidity care : Impact of domestic violence : Tackling falling vaccination rates : Working together to put patients at the heart of decisions about their care
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Preventing falls in older people through conversation

NICE says routine appointments with family doctors, at hospital, or during home visits by social care workers, can prevent falls, disability and loss of independence. More...

NICE seeks to support new mothers with mental health problems

NICE is calling on general practice staff to assess the mental health of all women who have recently given birth, as fears some may be left unsupported. More...


Improving the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral palsy

NICE's first guideline on cerebral palsy aims to improve diagnosis and treatment across the country. More...

NICE guidelines aim to improve how children at risk of abuse or neglect are helped and supported

NICE is producing new guidelines to help people who work with children spot and stop abuse or neglect. More...

Breast cancer drug costs too high in relation to benefits for routine NHS funding

NICE does not recommend breast cancer drug palbociclib (Ibrance, Pfizer) because its cost is too high in relation to its potential benefits. Draft guidance out for consultation. More...

NICE recommends targeted breast cancer radiotherapy treatment alongside further research 

NICE has recommended the Intrabeam Radiotherapy System for people with early breast cancer in limited circumstances with additional data collection. More...

Caring for patients with more than one health condition

Bruce Guthrie, Professor of Primary Care Medicine shares his experiences of caring for patients with multimorbidity. More...

Becoming a NICE expert works 

Dr Benett discusses how becoming a NICE guidance team member helped him to find new ways to treat his patient with kidney disease. More...

NICE needs you!
We are looking for topic experts for the following:


Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings quality standards advisory committee
Closing date: 27 February 2017

Colorectal cancer guideline committee
Closing date: 02 March 2017

Expert advisers panel for the NICE Centre for Guidelines

Closing date: 03 March 2017

NICE Annual Conference 2017

18-19 May 2017, ACC Liverpool

What works? And how much does it cost? NICE 2017 will discuss the big challenges facing the health and social care sector.

Keynote speaker: Lord Prior of Brampton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health. More..

Public Board Meeting and NICE Question Time

15 March 2017, Durham Town Hall

Every two months the NICE Board holds its meeting in a different venue; moving from region to region to ensure that all those interested in our work can come along to hear about the latest developments at NICE and question the Board about policy. More...
Clinical Knowledge Summaries
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) topics are aimed at healthcare professionals working in primary and first contact care in the UK.

The 350 topics cover 1000 clinical presentations or patient scenarios and are free to access. 
The clinical content is continually monitored and reviewed, and new topics introduced each year. The topic content supports the implementation of national policies and guidance and addresses the information needs of primary healthcare professionals.

The next release of CKS, available from March 2017, will include the following topic updates:

October guidance

View a full list of guidance, quality standards and support products published this month


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