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NICE News | June 2017

NICE News | June 2017
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Kadcyla new deal for breast cancer patients given green light 

A new deal on the breast cancer drug Kadcyla means that it can now be recommended for routine funding on the NHS. More...

Working with partners to develop new ways to measure quality of life across health and social care

Looking at how methods of evaluating quality of life can be transferred to health and social care.  More...


New type of treatment for Crohn's disease is approved by NICE

Following NICE recommendations, patients with Crohn's disease will have routine NHS access to drug ustekinumab, which offers a new way of treating the condition. More...

More people who are eligible for free flu jab should be vaccinated, says NICE

New draft guidance highlights the need to educate people that having a flu vaccination each year is the single best way of protecting against catching or spreading flu. More...

New programme to assess how digital therapies can help treat anxiety and depression

NICE is to start assessing new digital therapies that will help treat more people with anxiety and depression. More...

NICE approves COPD treatment roflumilast for routine NHS use

Thousands of patients to benefit from roflumilast, also known as Daxas, to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after NICE says it should be more widely available. More...


GPs welcome behind NICE doors 

Practicing GPs James and Julian talk about why they're excited to be involved in NICE's new GP reference panel. More...

Small budgets, big ideas

Emily tells us about a new competition that NICE Scientific Advice are running for small and medium sized companies, charities, and academic research groups. More...

Have your say

Comment on our draft guidance on the update for glaucoma: diagnosis and management
Please submit your comments by 5pm 4th July 2017

Comment on our draft guidance on black, asian and other minority ethnic groups: promoting health and preventing premature mortality
Please submit your comments by 5pm 3rd July

Comment on our draft scope for the hypertension in adults clinical guideline 
Please submit your comments by 5pm 7th July 2017

Comment on the draft scope of our termination of pregnancy guideline
Please submit your comments by 5pm 20th July 2017

Get involved

NICE shared learning awards finalists and winner

Read interviews about the finalists who entered the shared learning  awards and watch the winner's video. More...

Expert advisers panel for the NICE Centre for Guidelines

We are looking for topic experts to join the expert advisers panel for the NICE Centre for Guidelines. More...

The closing date for applications is 5pm 30th June 2017

Trauma quality standards advisory committee

We are looking for topic experts to join the trauma quality standards advisory committee. More...

The closing date for applications is 5pm 28th June 2017

Conferences & exhibitions
In May, we hosted the 2017 NICE Annual Conference in Liverpool. We'd like to thank all who attended and held sessions for helping to make it such a successful event. More...
NICE  also take part in a number of health and social care exhibitions and conferences throughout the year.

The next one that we'll be attending is...


NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo

11th - 12th September 2017, Manchester

Expo is the only major conference in England focused on innovation across all aspects of health and social care.

NICE will have a stand at the expo, and will be hosting several pop-up university sessions. The sessions will cover topic areas including:

  • medicines optimisation
  • digital therapy 
  • improving the transfer of care between services and settings
NICE CEO Andrew Dillon will host a discussion on the main stage called: "Innovation: aligning ambition, capacity and access". He will be joined by Mike Thompson, Chief Executive of the ABPI, John Stewart, Director of Specialised Commissioning at NHS England and Amanda Sullivan, Chief Officer, Mansfield and Ashfield CCG.

If you are planning to attend this event, please visit our stand to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.

Attend one of our meetings in public


  Mon 17 July

Guidelines update standing committee C meeting
NICE,10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
Registration closes 3 July 2017

  Thurs 20 July

Public health advisory committee A meeting
NICE,10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BU
Registration closes 6 July 2017

  Fri 21 July

Medical technologies advisory committee meeting
Registration closes 7 July 2017

  Fri 27 July

Diagnostics advisory committee meeting
Mercure Hotel, Portland St, Manchester, M1 4PH
Registration closes 13 July 2017
Into Practice

We're working with the Social Care Institute for Excellence to create 'quick guides' for our social care guidance. We already have two other guides for care home staff and people using care home services. Our latest one is aimed at staff supporting young people. More...

We provide access to the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) for eligible health and social care professionals via our website and our apps for mobile devices. We've updated our BNF & BNFC websites: https://bnf.nice.org.uk  / https://bnfc.nice.org.uk . The old sites were no longer available after 19 June. More...

Guidance, standards and advice 


Technology Appraisals

Quality standards

Medtech Innovation Briefings

Other resouces

Guidelines on weight management for service delivery - Public Health England has published a new weight management services guide. The guide includes information and resources around the design and delivery of the service.

It has recommendations to help health professionals discuss weight management with patients and increase referrals to the service.

The guide is co-badged with NICE, the Local Government Association, the Association of the Directors of Public Health and Royal College of Physicians. More...


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