Innovative medicines fund
The innovative medicines fund will support patients with any condition, including those with rare and genetic diseases, to get early access to the most clinically promising treatments where further data is needed to support NICE in making final recommendations around their routine use in the NHS. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Reader response: Blood biomarkers of traumatic brain injury and cognitive impairment in older veterans - Wisniewski T, Fossati S.
The article by Peltz et al.1 provides a nice example of differences in neurodegenerative biomarkers which can be found in patients with chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) using blood samples enriched for CNS-derived exosomes. However, these differences s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mental health impact among hospital staff in the aftermath of the Nice 2016 terror attack: the ECHOS de Nice study - Bentz L, Vandentorren S, Fabre R, Bride J, Pirard P, Doulet N, Baubet T, Motreff Y, Pradier C.
BACKGROUND: The Nice terror attack of July 14, 2016 resulted in 84 deaths and 434 injured, with many hospital staff exposed to the attack, either as bystanders on site at the time of the attack ('bystander exposure') who may or may not have provided care t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Impact of implementation of the national institute for health and clinical excellence (NICE) head injury guideline in a tertiary care center emergency department: a pre and post-intervention study - Pradhan P, Pradhan A, Shrestha AP, Shrestha A, Paudel RC, Shrestha R.
INTRODUCTION: Head injury, a common presentation to the emergency department (ED), is a substantial problem in developing countries like Nepal. The current national institute for health and clinical excellence (NICE) guideline revised in January 2014 focus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 NICE guideline [NG191], (updated 3rd June 2021)
This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for children, young people and adults in all care settings. It brings together our existing recommendations on managing COVID-19, and new recommendations on therapeutics, so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily 3 June 2021 new recommendations on azithromycin to treat COVID-19 added (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Be Nice or Leave! Manners Matter in Medicine Be Nice or Leave! Manners Matter in Medicine
Lousy attitudes and behaviors drain the energy required to stay resilient. Shaping a positive workplace culture takes intentionality and courage. What are you spreading and tolerating?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

Blood clotting condition associated with COVID-19 vaccination
NHS England has asked NICE to develop a guideline on the management and follow up of blood clots and low platelet counts associated with COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Improving the care of patients discharged following a pulmonary embolism, in line with NICE Guidelines [NG158]
Project started out as audit looking into how to improve discharge process for patients following a PE, however upon understanding limitations of care provided on discharge, practice was changed in line with NICE guidelines to ensure safest possible discharge for these patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth
(Natural News) Bone broth is water simmered with animal bones, meat and vegetables. It’s an excellent survival food because it’s nutritious, easy to make and inexpensive. Just add bits of meat and vegetables in hot water, throw in some animal bones from your last meal, simmer and you have yourself a nice, flavorful soup to warm... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE consultation on pelvic floor dysfunction
NICE has published its draft guideline on the prevention and non-surgical management of pelvic floor dysfunction and is seeking stakeholder comments on the draft recommendations. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 1, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK's NICE recommends antibacterial absorbable stitches for use on the NHS
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Comprehensive draft guideline to combat smoking published by UK's NICE and PHE
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE draft guideline on pelvic floor dysfunction
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mental health support for some people with acne
In final guidance published, NICE has for the first time recommended mental health support for people who are severely affected by their acne. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 29, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE backs vaping to help people stop smoking in new guidance
New NICE draft guidance has said that healthcare professionals can recommend e-cigarettes, or vaping devices, as a means to help patients stop smoking. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Patients should be offered advice on vaping to help them quit smoking, says NICE
New NICE draft guidance has said that healthcare professionals can recommend e-cigarettes, or vaping devices, as a means to help patients stop smoking. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 24, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Milk protein could help boost blueberries' healthfulness
(American Chemical Society) Pairing blueberry pie with a scoop of ice cream is a nice summer treat. Aside from being tasty, this combination might also help people take up more of the 'superfruit's' nutrients, such as anthocyanins. Researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry show thatα-casein, a protein found in cow's milk, helped rats absorb more blueberry anthocyanins and their byproducts, boosting accessibility to these good-for-you nutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Courtney Stodden would 'consider' joining Chrissy Teigen in Meghan Markle-style interview with Oprah Winfrey
Last week, a source alleged to the "Naughty But Nice" podcast that Chrissy Teigen is considering Oprah Winfrey for a Meghan Markle-style... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE guidance on shared decision-making
This guideline and standards framework will help clinicians improve conversations with patients and carers and includes recommendations on using aids and tools to help people engage with shared decision-making. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sunday with Tim Peake: ‘I’m a dreadful chef, but I can do a roast’
The astronaut reveals why he likes nothing more than a nice and relaxed down-to-earth day with the kidsWhat time do you get up? Whatever time my youngest comes bouncing into the room. He ’s nine and has an uncanny ability to sleep in on school days and wake up early on weekends.What ’s for breakfast? We ’ll make pancakes with blueberries and raspberries. We’ve got a little pancake maker – it’s fun and our two boys like getting involved.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samantha Rea Tags: Sunday with … Tim Peake Science Space Life and style Source Type: news

Shared decision making- guidance [NG197], NICE (published 17th June 2021)
This guideline promotes ways for healthcare professionals and people using services to work together to make decisions about treatment and care. It includes recommendations on training, and communicating risks, benefits and consequences, using decision aids. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SYNE-COV for predicting COVID-19 outcomes - Medtech innovation briefing (MIB264), NICE (published 15th June 2021)
The technology described in this briefing is SYNE ‑COV. It is a cloud-based software designed to help manage COVID‑19 in hospitals. It does this by predicting the chance of people with COVID‑19 being admitted for intensive care, having mechanical ventilation, or dying while in hospital. The innovative aspect is that it is a prediction tool us ing machine-learning algorithms that analyse data from electronic health records to help clinicians'decision making in real time. The intended place in therapy would be alongside existing early warning scores in hospitals for monitoring deterioration in people with COVID ‑19. ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apocalypse Now? Christian Fundamentalists and COVID-19
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 17 2021 (IPS)   Getting hard to breathe hard to believe in anything at all, but fear. Peter Gabriel, Mother of ViolenceLike most male Swedes of my age I had to enter obligatory military service for almost a year. In my barrack was a “born-again-Christian” who when he became angry shouted “Now you mock me, but when the Last Judgement has come I will sit in heaven and smile down at you while you burn in Hell!” Since then I have wondered about the last book of the Bible, the Book of Revelation. It was written by a frustrated Christian man who by the end of 100 C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NICE recommends treatment options for moderate rheumatoid arthritis
NICE has published final draft guidance which recommends several treatment options for around 25,000 people with moderate rheumatoid arthritis that have not responded to conventional therapies. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Your Pandemic Habits May Fade Away —But the Strength and Wisdom You Gained Won’t
Since the pandemic began, the think-piece economy has churned out countless articles about how our world—work, medical care, cities, transit, social interactions—will be different when it finally ends. But will we be different after the pandemic? Judging by the fact that a New York Times essay titled, “You Can Be a Different Person After the Pandemic” quickly became a meme this past spring, it’s safe to say lots of people have changed over the last year-plus. How the pandemic changed your life, of course, depends very much on how you lived before it. A childless white-collar worker who spent a...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Public Health Source Type: news

Inclusivity Is My Key to Success
Zoltán Kálmán is Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the UN Food and Agriculture Agencies in RomeBy Zoltán KálmánROME, Jun 9 2021 (IPS) In three cycles I spent all together more than 15 years in Rome, at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and between my last two assignments in Rome my responsibilities in Budapest included FAO related issues. This made it possible for me to witness the development of this organization under the leadership of four Directors-General. Edouard Saouma, Jacques Diouf, Jose Grazia...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Development & Aid Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

NICE consultation: Looked-after children and young people
Comment on NICE ’s draft guidance on looked-after children and young people before its consultation closes at 5pm on Tuesday 15 June. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 8, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Structured professional judgment to assist the evaluation and safety planning of suicide risk: the Risk of Suicide Protocol (RoSP) - Gray NS, John A, McKinnon A, Raybould S, Knowles J, Snowden RJ.
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

AHA News: As the Pandemic Wanes, Get Kids on the Road to Good Health This Summer
MONDAY, June 7, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Nice weather and a receding pandemic should make for a joyous, memorable summer, especially after a year of lockdowns, frustration and discouraging news. For kids, and their parents, it's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Texas Children's Hospital workers get 2% pay raise, additional week of PTO, president announces
This story excerpt is courtesy of our partners at KHOU 11. Click here for KHOU's full story. HOUSTON — Employees at Texas Children's Hospital got a nice surprise on June 3. TCH President and CEO Mark A. Wallace announced that the salary of each team member would increase by 2%. He also said TCH was providing all employees an additional week of paid time off. “Our health care heroes’ resiliency and determination over the last year was unmatched, and I am so thankful for their dedication to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cory McCord (KHOU) Source Type: news

Managing COVID-19 [NG191], NICE (updated 3rd June 2021)
This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for children, young people and adults in all care settings. It brings together our existing recommendations on managing COVID-19, and new recommendations on therapeutics, so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily. On 3 June 2021 we added new recommendations on azithromycin to treat COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The supersense secret: Steve Biddulph on how to become healthier, happier and more fully human
The psychologist and author believes we are tapping into only a small corner of our potential. In his latest book, he explains how to harness all our senses and gut instinctsSteve Biddulph is telling me about a patient who came to him after a life-changing incident in a car park. The woman, Andie, was getting into her car when she noticed a figure in the distance moving towards her. The young man looked nice, well dressed. He called to her, but she couldn ’t make out his words. Andie’s stomach twinged. She had been raised to be polite and helpful, but the knot in her stomach tightened. She shut the car door and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Paula Cocozza Tags: Psychology Science Books Culture Autism Society Health & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

NICE does not recommend risdiplam for treating spinal muscular atrophy
NICE has published draft guidance for public consultation which does not recommend risdiplam (also called Evrysdi and made by Roche) for treating the rare genetic disorder spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). SMA is a progressive neuromuscular condition affecting the nerves in the spinal cord controlling movement. This leads to muscle weakness, progressive loss of movement, and difficulty breathing and swallowing. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Managing COVID-19 [NG191], NICE (updated 27th May 2021)
New recommendations have been added on colchicine to treat COVID-19 and existing recommendations on remdesivir for COVID-19 pneumonia have been updated. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“There’s so much deprivation on your doorstep”: The volunteers tackling health inequalities, one phone call at a time
“I think volunteering at Doctors of the World really humbles me because I’ve had access to healthcare all my life. But to see how difficult it is for some members of the population in this country, it’s an eye-opening experience… there’s just so much inequality and so much deprivation on your doorstep.” Ga Kitada is a fourth-year medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in London. He’s also a Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) volunteer. During Volunteers’ Week, June 1-7, we’re honouring Ga and some 100 others who selflessly give their...
Source: Doctors of the World News - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

NICE recommends inducing women in labour earlier in new draft guidance
Inducing women in labour earlier than previously advised will make birth safer for them and their babies, according to draft guidelines published by NICE on 25 May 2021. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Transition Updates from Region 6
      As many of you have discovered over the past few weeks, NNLM is undergoing some significant changes. Martha Meacham, NNLM’s Project Director, provided a nice overview of these changes during NNLM Day @ MLA’21. I encourage you to view the slides and recording (once posted) from her presentation if you missed it! In the next few weeks, you’ll also be able find a recording of Region 6’s update. During our session, we had the opportunity to share about our strategic vision for the RML over the next five years. In the meantime, we wanted to update everyone on some questions that we&r...
Source: The Cornflower - May 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog From the GMR General News from the Region Source Type: news

8 Questions with Theoretical Physicist Carlo Rovelli —Including Quantum, Cats and Why We Should Forget About Time
The United Kingdom didn’t think much about particles or waves or quantum nonsense when it blew up Helgoland in 1947. It only knew that there were thousands of tons of World War II armaments to dispose of and the little island in the North Sea made a perfect place. The explosion was the largest non-nuclear blast of its time, and it came just 22 years after a much smaller, quieter detonation took place on the same island—when a young German physicist named Werner Heisenberg completed the equations that provided humanity’s first glimpse into the hallucinatory world of quantum physics. Close to a century late...
Source: TIME: Science - May 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New treatment for patients with rare blood disorders
NICE has recommended ravulizumab (Ultomiris, Alexion Pharmaceuticals) as a treatment for paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) QI project
The RCGP, in collaboration with NICE and the Health Foundation, were commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a series of quality improvement (QI) modules and guidance to form part of QOF. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 24, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Return of Live Theater
As productions and festivals reopen this summer, it will be nice to experience some drama outside of our own. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrienne Gaffney Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Theater Summer (Season) Music Coronavirus Reopenings Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Assessing resource impact
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence ’s (NICE) Assessing resource impact process manual has been updated following an open consultation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Recognising the key role played by operating department practitioners during the pandemic
The significant role played by operating department practitioners (ODPs) during the pandemic, and their help in saving many thousands of lives, is being marked today (Friday). On national ODP Day, the union and the College of Operating Department Practitioners is drawing the public’s attention to their roles, to provide greater awareness of the vital work they do. Usually located in operating theatres, an ODP’s role is to provide complex care to patients at all stages of their operation, including when they receive anaesthetic and during their post-surgery recovery. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release #ODPday CODP ODPs Source Type: news

Listen to Nurses: Applause Is Not Enough
This article was originally published on the Frontline Health Workers Coalition blog on May 12, 2021.Read it here. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Policy & Advocacy Health Workers Source Type: news

Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment NICE guideline [NG195], (published 20th April 2021)
This guideline covers preventing bacterial infection in healthy babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age, treating pregnant women whose unborn baby is at risk of infection, and caring for babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age with a suspected or confirmed bacterial infection. It aims to reduce delays in recognising and treating infection and prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics. The guideline does not cover viral infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial prescribing: nebulised liposomal amikacin - evidence summary [ES36], NICE (published 12th May 2021)
This concludes nebulised liposomal amikacin may be an option for treating non-tuberculous mycobacterial lung infections caused by Mycobacterium avium complex in combination with other antimicrobial agents in adults with limited treatment options& who do not have cystic fibrosis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The direct and indirect costs of treating the victims of the 2016 Nice terror attacks in a single pediatric hospital - Solla F, Ellenberg E, Rampal V, Margaine J, Musoff C, Taragin M, Tran A, Ostfeld I.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the cost of the terror attack in Nice in a single pediatric institution. METHODS: We carried out descriptive analyses of the data coming from the Lenval University Children's Hospital of Nice database after the July 14, 2016 t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Antidepressant prescribing and dementia consultation
NICE announced that the indicators for antidepressant prescribing and dementia consultation period is now open. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fairer outcomes for looked-after children and young people
Looked after children and young people should be considered ‘one of their own’ by carers, in order to help them to reach their full potential, new NICE draft guidelines say. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 6, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE recommends bempedoic acid/ezetimibe for hypercholesterolaemia
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - May 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news