This guidance provides patients, GPs and commissioners with a list of questions to consider before using or utilising online general practice services. It urges CCGs to consider whether online consultation systems are likely to address current demand or generate new demand,
This quality standard covers the prevention or delay of harmful use of drugs by children, young people and adults most likely to start using drugs, or already experimenting or using drugs occasionally. This includes illegal psychoactive substances, solvents, volatile substances,
Delivering primary health care online is a growing and evolving area, the inspections undertaken highlighted variation in quality, with the most important areas for improvement around the safety and effectiveness of care and treatment, in particular relating to: safe prescribing
Brings together international research findings on current long-term care delivery models for older people and assesses the key factors that allow them to live independently for longer. It reports on a three-year project investigated new and innovative ways of adapting a
Evidence-based recommendations on sofosbuvir–velpatasvir–voxilaprevir (Vosevi) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults.
Updated evidence-based recommendations on PleurX for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites. This guidance has been updated to include a review of the cost model using more recent values. New evidence and updated costs identified during the guidance review
Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Having originally been developed to make recommendations on the use of VeriQ, this guidance has been updated to make recommendations on the use of a follow-on
The technology described in this briefing is Reveal LINQ insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) with CareLink service for detecting suspected asymptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF) after cryptogenic stroke. The innovative aspects are: a proprietary AF detection algorithm, which is designed to reduce false positive detections; small
Medical innovation bulletin on Coban 2 compression bandage for venous leg ulcers. The innovative aspect is that it is thinner than 4‑layer bandages. This aims to improve mobility and convenience. The intended place in therapy would be as an alternative to current compression bandages in
Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women.
Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene and teriparatide for preventing osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis.
Evidence-based recommendations on the bisphosphonates alendronic acid, ibandronic acid, risedronate sodium and zoledronic acid for treating osteoporosis.
Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma in adults.
Evidence-based recommendations on fulvestrant (Faslodex) for treating locally advanced or metastatic (secondary), oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have not had endocrine therapy before.
Evidence-based recommendations on pirfenidone (Esbriet) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults.
Evidence-based recommendations on ixazomib (Ninlaro) with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in adults.
Evidence-based recommendations on lesinurad (Zurampic) for treating chronic hyperuricaemia in adults with gout.
Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for ureteric obstruction.
Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for severe non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis. This drug is for adults who have tried nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but they have not worked. Golimumab is recommended, within its marketing authorisation, as an option for treating severe non-radiographic axial
The TYM smartphone otoscope (Cupris) uses an iOS smartphone to let users capture images and videos of the external ear canal and eardrum. These can then be reviewed and shared securely with other healthcare professionals through the Cupris app. The TYM smartphone otoscope