National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 2 Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS: Updated report of a working party – Royal College of Physicians

The NEWS is based on a simple aggregate scoring system in which a score is allocated to physiological measurements, already recorded in routine practice, when patients present to, or are being monitored in hospital. Six simple physiological parameters form the

NICE Bites May 2018: No 107: Sore throat (acute); antimicrobial prescribing NICE NG84: 2018: Otitis Media (acute); antimicrobial prescribing NICE NG91; 2018 – NICE

Prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 107 May 2018 includes two topics, covering assessment, treatment and management, general advice, self-care advice, ‘no prescription’ advice, ‘back-up’ prescription advice,

Brentuximab vedotin for treating CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma: Technology appraisal guidance [TA524] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for treating CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma in adults. This guidance is a Cancer Drugs Fund reconsideration of brentuximab vedotin for treating CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma (TA446). This guidance replaces TA446.  

Arsenic trioxide for treating acute promyelocytic leukaemia: Technology appraisal guidance [TA526] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on arsenic trioxide (Trisenox) for treating acute promyelocytic leukaemia in adults.  

External review of a sample of Local Supervising Authority (England) Supervisory Investigations into the standard of midwifery practice in Maternity Serious Incidents that were conducted between 1 April and 31 December 2016 – NHS England

An independent review report commissioned by NHS England in response to two previous commissions relating to the quality of midwifery supervision. Although statutory supervision has been removed and replaced with a new model of supervision, A-EQUIP, this review document provides

Gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare: The report of a rapid policy review – Department of Health and Social Care

A report from Professor Sir Norman Williams looking at gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare. The review makes recommendations to support a more just and learning culture in the healthcare system. It covers: the process for investigating gross negligence manslaughter reflective

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Facing the Future: Standards for children in emergency care settings document provides healthcare professionals and service planners with clear standards of care that are applicable to children in urgent and emergency care settings.  They are intended to be motivating, meaningful and measurable

Patient access to ibrutinib for previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in England – NHS England

This clinical statement gives details about patient access to ibrutinib for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. It states NHS is funding the cancer drug in line with NICE recommendations.

NICEimpact: cardiovascular disease prevention – NICE

NICE impact reports review how NICE recommendations for evidence-based and cost-effective care are being used in priority areas of the health and care system, helping to improve outcomes where this is needed most.This review focus’ on the impact of Cardiovascular Disease

Promoting health and preventing premature mortality in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups: Quality standard [QS167] – NICE

This quality standard covers promoting health and preventing premature mortality among black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. It is relevant to all age groups and all settings.

NICEimpact maternity – NICE

NICE impact reports review how NICE recommendations for evidence-based and cost-effective care are being used in priority areas of the health and care system, helping to improve outcomes where this is needed most. The National Maternity Review was commissioned by NHS England to assess maternity care

Strimvelis for treating adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency: Highly specialised technologies guidance [HST7] -NICE

Evidence-based recommendation on Strimvelis for adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency.

Atrial fibrillation: Quality standard [QS93] – NICE

This quality standard covers identifying and managing atrial fibrillation (including paroxysmal, persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation, and atrial flutter) in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. In February 2018, the source guidance and

Lenvatinib with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma: Technology appraisal guidance [TA498] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Kisplyx) with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma in adults.

Glecaprevir–pibrentasvir for treating chronic hepatitis C: Technology appraisal guidance [TA499] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on glecaprevir–pibrentasvir (Maviret) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults.

Ceritinib for untreated ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer: Technology appraisal guidance [TA500] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on ceritinib (Zykadia) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer in adults.

Age-related macular degeneration: NICE guideline [NG82] – NICE

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adults. It aims to improve the speed at which people are diagnosed and treated to prevent loss of sight.

Golimumab for treating non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis: Technology appraisal guidance [TA497] – NICE

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

Sepsis guidance implementation advice for adults – NHS England

This document describes an operational definition of sepsis and supports the implementation of the NICE guidelines on the identification and treatment of sepsis.

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways – South East Clinical Senate

Improving health outcomes, preventing serious illness, providing convenient, timely and cost effective care, and avoiding the unnecessary use of acute hospitals, is a shared goal across the NHS, and requires a radical re-think about how and where care is delivered,