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  • 13May

    NICE End of life care for adults: Draft guideline for consultation

    This DRAFT NICE guideline aims to ensure that people have access to end of life services in all care settings, according to their needs and wishes. It also includes advice on services for carers and other people important to adults who are approaching the end of their life. Section 1.3 specifically relates to the provision…

  • 8Apr

    NICE at 20

    This blog by Nicholas Timmins, for the King’s Fund, looks at how NICE has evolved over its 20 year lifetime. https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2019/03/nice-at-20    

  • 1Apr

    NICE: Shared decision making

    This document summarises the evidence base on shared decision making. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance. This is a new topic for the 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. https://www.nice.org.uk/advice/ktt23    

  • 24Feb

    NICE provides first scientific advice on patient preference study design

    NICE has provided its first piece of advice on the design of a patient preference study. It aims to encourage more companies to seek its advice on the development of these studies which are designed to capture patients’ views so they can be used in the clinical development programmes for new treatments. The pilot with Novartis looked…

  • 21Jan

    NICE guideline on Shared Decision Making – Draft scope open for consultation

    The draft scope for the NICE guideline on Shared Decision Making is now open for consultation. We hope that your organisation will submit comments on the draft scope; it is a valuable opportunity to ensure that the guideline considers issues important to your members. The consultation page contains the documents, background papers and instructions on how…

  • 13Dec

    Evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

    NICE has worked with partners to develop standards that ensure new technologies are clinically effective and offer economic value. The aim of these standards is to make it easier for innovators and commissioners to understand what good levels of evidence for digital healthcare technologies look like, while meeting the needs of the health and care…

  • 4Dec

    Shared decision-making guideline: NICE starts scoping phase

    A scoping workshop to develop a guideline on shared decision making was held in London by NICE on 3 December. PIF attended the workshop along with representatives of patient and professional bodies. Earlier this year, PIF produced a draft framework document on health literacy and shared decision making for NHS England so we advocated for…

  • 11Oct

    NICE Shared Learning Awards

    Each year NICE picks a selection of shared learning examples that deserve special recognition. The awards are presented at the NICE Conference. You can look for a case study to see what others have done to get our guidance and standards into practice, or for ideas on how to use them to improve local health and social…

  • 13Sep

    NICE’s Shared Decision Making guideline committee

    NICE are identifying potential early committee members to join NICE’s Shared Decision Making guideline committee. They are seeking committee members to work in collaboration with the NICE Guideline Updates Team (GUT) project team and other guideline committee members in the scoping and development of this new guideline. They are seeking the following applicants: a GP with a specialist interest in shared decision…

  • 9Aug

    NICE Guidance Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing

    This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and well-being, including people with a long-term condition. It aims to encourage more people to use community pharmacies by integrating them within existing health and care pathways and ensuring they offer standard services and a consistent approach. It requires…

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