Posts tagged “NICE”

New Study Suggests Children with Diabetes are Missing Out on Key Checks

May 31st, 2016
New Study Suggests Children with Diabetes are Missing Out on Key Checks

A new study has suggested that children with diabetes are missing out on key checks, including eye tests. Data collected by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health suggests that up to 75 percent of children in England and Wales are missing out on important health checks. Only 25.4 percent of children with diabetes […]

Charities Express Concern Over Changes to Cancer Drug Fund in England

May 17th, 2016
Charities Express Concern Over Changes to Cancer Drug Fund in England

15 charities have expressed concerns at the future of approving cancer drugs in England. In an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, representatives from numerous charities stated that it would now be difficult for many drugs to be approved for use in England. Changes will affect the Cancer Drugs Fund, which is a financial pot […]

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 […]

NICE Claims Breast Cancer Drug is Too Expensive for Widespread Use

November 17th, 2015
NICE Claims Breast Cancer Drug is Too Expensive for Widespread Use

A breast cancer drug known for extending lives will not be routinely available on the NHS because it is too expensive. NICE (National Institute of  Health Care and Excellence) has confirmed that Kadcyla, a drug able to extend life expectancy by around six months in patients with incurable breast cancer, will not be available for all suitable candidates in […]

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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