NHS England have launched a consultation on a programme to reduce the delivery of clinically ineffective interventions. The consultation document has been published by NHS England, NHS Clinical Commissioners, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Improvement and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. The proposal is to reduce the volume of procedures performed for seventeen specific types of intervention. Amongst the interventions included in the proposal are interventions for snoring, knee arthroscopy for osteoarthritis, haemorrhoid surgery and varicose vein surgery.
The latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) newsletter has been published. The newsletter has features on the recent NICE 2018 Conference in Manchester; draft guidance on post traumatic stress disorder; recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for lung cancer; an updated guideline on involving people with dementia in their care decisions; a feature on sexual health and highlights a report on air quality on the health of children.
The latest newsletter from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been issued. The newsletter contains a podcast and guidance on multimorbidity in patients, a feature on the pros and cons of statins, news of drug approvals for multiple sclerosis and for blood cancer, guidance on drug-resistant urinary tract infections, and blog posts on shared learning projects around nutritional care in care homes, and around a care pathway for patients with gastrointestinal problems. There is also news of appointments, events and on-going consultations.
The latest newsletter from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been issued. It features advice on Lyme disease, changes in NICE guidance on treatment for enlarged prostate symptoms, and items on the care of people with learning disabilities. It also highlights a patient decision aid tool for cardiovascular disease and the news that eighty NHS Trusts in England have ignored a scheme to limit the sales of sugary snacks and drinks sold in hospitals. There is news of forthcoming events and on-going consultations, including a consultation on the proposed updates to the developing guidelines manual
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published the March 2018 newsletter. Amongst the features are a podcast on endometriosis, news of NICE guidance on suicide reduction, on menorrhagia, on smoking cessation and on improving the environment for physical activity. There is also a decision aid tool for women experiencing symptoms of endometriosis and a guide for health professionals. Additionally the newsletter has information on upcoming events and ongoing consultations on guidance.
The Office of Health Economics (OHE) have published a consulting report discussing the use of a cost-per-QALY gained decision rule to appraise treatments for very rare conditions. The report has been published as part of the NICE Highly Specialised Technologies (HST) programme and argues that it is inappropriate to focus a HST appraisal on only a cost-per-QALY measure and that the thresholds recommended seem arbitrary.
The latest newsletter of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been published. Among the features is a podcast on prostate cancer issues and treatments, and forthcoming social media ‘chats’ for eating disorders awareness week. There is also news on NICE guidelines for pancreatic guidelines and for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and blog items on public engagement.