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NICE Bites Bulletins

NICE Bites Bulletins

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin from the North west Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance.

The aim of this publication is to provide healthcare professionals with a clear and succinct summary of key prescribing points taken from NICE guidance. It has emerged from collaboration with colleagues in primary care in response to a need for easily accessible information. We hope it will be a useful tool in the implementation of NICE recommendations.  Each edition will highlight sections of NICE guidance which relate to prescribing and will cover recent guidance as well as a catch-up programme of previous guidance. It will cover the following:

Clinical Guidelines                                                                                                                                 These are guidelines on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions and are based on the best available evidence. 

Technology appraisals                                                                                                                         These are recommendations on the use of new and existing medicines and treatments within the NHS. It is important to bear in mind that technology appraisals carry a statutory obligation for CCGs to provide funding within 3 months of publication. 

NICE recommendations are based on systematic reviews of the best available evidence. When minimal evidence is available recommendations are based on the guideline development group’s opinion of what constitutes good practice. For a complete review of each topic please refer to the full NICE guidance which can be accessed at www.nice.org.uk.  Healthcare professionals in England are expected to take NICE guidance fully into account when exercising their clinical judgement however, it does not replace their knowledge and skills.

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application/pdfNICE Bites Jan Feb 2020-Leg ulcer infection.pdf (255KB)11/03/2020Download
 This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults with leg ulcer infection. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce... 
application/pdfNICE Bites December 2019-Fever-in-under-5s.pdf (239KB)14/01/2020Download
 This guideline covers the assessment and early management of fever (elevation of body temperature above the normal daily variation) with no obvious... 
application/pdfNICE Bites Cannabis based medicinal products November-2019-.pdf (244KB)05/12/2019Download
 NICE NG144; This guideline covers prescribing of cannabis-based medicinal products for people with intractable nausea and vomiting, chronic pain,... 
application/pdfNICE-Bites-October-2019-Cellulitis.pdf (218KB)13/11/2019Download
 Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing. This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people,... 
application/pdfNICE-Bites-September-2019-Pneumonia.pdf (208KB)17/10/2019Download
 . Community acquired pneumonia: antimicrobial prescribing. NICE NG138, 2019 This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults,... 
application/pdfNICE Bites July-August 2019 Hypertension.pdf (241KB)17/10/2019Download
 Hypertension in adults: NICE NG136:2019 This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of hypertension in adults, including people with type 2... 
application/pdfNICE Bites June 2019 Ulcerative colitis.pdf (229KB)02/07/2019Download
 Ulcerative colitis: management - NICE NG130; 2019 This guideline covers the management of ulcerative colitis (UC) in children, young people and... 
application/pdfNICE Bites May 2019 Crohns disease.pdf (241KB)22/05/2019Download
 This guideline covers the management of Crohn's disease in children, young people and adults. It aims to reduce people's symptoms and maintain or... 
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