Posts tagged “National Institute for Health Care and Excellence”

Prostate Cancer Drug to be Accessed Early by Patients in England

March 21st, 2016
Prostate Cancer Drug to be Accessed Early by Patients in England

Patients in England who have prostate cancer will now be given early access to a drug that can delay the need for chemotherapy. Abiraterone  has now been deemed affordable by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Previously, they had said the treatment wasn’t cost effective for the NHS until prostate cancer reaches an […]

New Cancer Directives Could Save 5,000 Lives Per Year, NICE Suggests

June 23rd, 2015
New Cancer Directives Could Save 5,000 Lives Per Year, NICE Suggests

New guidelines for cancer testing could save up to 5,000 lives per year, according to NICE (National Institute of Health and Care Excellence). Experts from NICE believe that new directives, which would see GPs sending patients directly for tests rather than referring them to a specialist first, would speed up the diagnostic process and enable […]

New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

May 29th, 2014
New Obesity Campaign Encourages People To “Lose A Little, Keep It Off”

New guidelines in the UK will encourage overweight patients to “lose a little, keep it off” in a bid to tackle the increasingly prevalent issue of obesity. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is recommending that adults who are overweight aim for 3 per cent weight loss, with the possibility of doctors […]

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