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NICE update for Primary Care | June 2017

NICE Update for Primary Care | June 2017
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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New draft guidance highlights the need to educate people that having a flu vaccination each year is the single best way of protecting against catching or spreading flu.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...

Update of guidance on urinary tract infections in under 16s 

NICE is updating its guidance on urinary tract infections in under 16s. You can have your say on the draft guideline update until 5pm on the 19th July 2017 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...

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...

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Find out about a newly approved treatment for Crohn's, the latest on the Cancer Drugs Fund, a new deal on breast cancer drug Kadcyla, and 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...



NICE shared learning awards finalists and winner

Read interviews about the finalists who entered the shared learning  awards and find out who the winner here. More...


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


Hypertension in adults guideline committee

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 7 July 2017.

 Termination of pregnancy guideline committee

Closing date: 10am, Thursday 20 July 2017.

Lung cancer guideline committee
Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 4 July 2017.
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 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 July 2017, will include the following topic updates:

May guidance

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

Other resources
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...
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...

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