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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.


Items In This Category

application/pdfNICE Bites Lyme Disease Sept 2018 (444KB)04/10/2018Download
 This guideline covers the management of Lyme disease in children (<12 years), young people (≥12 years) and adults, including pregnant women. 
application/pdfNICE-Bites Rheumatoid arthritis in adults Aug-2018-RA-Final.pdf (456KB)28/08/2018Download
 This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults.NICE NG100;2018 
application/pdfNICE-Bites June 2018 Heavy menstrual bleeding-1.pdf (457KB)09/07/2018Download
 This guideline covers assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). NICE CG88 - updtaed 
application/pdfNICE Bites Acute Resp tract infections May 2018-.pdf (505KB)11/06/2018Download
 This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial... 
application/pdfNICE Bites April 2018 - ADHD (353KB)08/05/2018Download
 This guideline covers diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, young people and adults. 
application/pdfNICE Bites March 2018 - Peripheral Arterial Disease.pdf (223KB)29/03/2018Download
 This guideline update covers diagnosing and managing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in people aged ≥18 years. 
application/pdfNICE Bites February 2018 Asthma .pdf (478KB)07/02/2018Download
 This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults and young people/children. It does not cover managing severe asthma or... 
application/pdfNICE Bites December 2017 Glaucoma pdf (280KB)04/01/2018Download
 This guideline covers diagnosis and management of chronic open-angle glaucoma (COAG) and ocular hypertension (OHT) in adults aged ≥18 years. 
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