Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

NICE bites

NICE Bites – a monthly bulletin for healthcare professionals involved in prescribing.

Provide a clear and succinct summary of key prescribing points taken from NICE guidance. Each edition highlights sections of NICE guidance which relate to prescribing and cover recent guidance as well as a catch-up programme of previous guidance. 

August 2014: CG 180 Atrial Fibrillation

July 2014: CG 181 Lipid Modification

June 2014: CG 179 Pressure ulcers:prevention and management

April/May 2014: Care Homes

March 2014: CG178Psychosis & Schizophrenia in adults

February 2014: Prostate Cancer

March 2013: Psychosis & Schizophrenia in children and young adults

Jan/Feb 2013: Psoriasis

December 2012: Neutropenic Sepsis

November 2012: Crohn's Disease

October 2012: Diagnosis & managament of Headaches NICE CG150

September 2012: Antibiotics for early onset neonatal infection NICE CG149

August 2012: Venous Thromboembolic disease CG144

July 2012: Dabigatran etexilate and rivaroxaban for the prevention of stroke & systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation (NICE TA249, TA256:2012. Fingolimod for the treatment of highly active relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (NICE TA254;2012). Acute Upper gastrointestinal bleeding:management (NICE CG141;2012)

June 2012: Opioids in Palliative Care CG140

May 2012: Anaphylaxis NICE CG134 ; Pharmaglen for the treatment of bee and wasp venom allergy NICE TA246: Hepatitis C - technology appraisals NICE TA75,106,200,252,253

April 2012: Infection Control NICE CG139

March 2012: Prevention of Ve after hip or knee replacement in adults: Rheumatoid Arthritis - NICE CG79 2009: Rheumatoid arthritis - technology appraisals

Jan/Feb 2012: Epilepsy CG137


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