Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk: Public Health guideline [PH38]

NICE, November 2017

This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk with an effective and appropriate intensive lifestyle-change programme to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The recommendations in this guideline can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme.

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Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management. NICE Guideline.

NICE, September 2016

This guideline covers optimising care for adults with multimorbidity (multiple long-term conditions) by reducing treatment burden (polypharmacy and multiple appointments) and unplanned care. It aims to improve quality of life by promoting shared decisions based on what is important to each person in terms of treatments, health priorities, lifestyle and goals. The guideline sets out which people are most likely to benefit from an approach to care that takes account of multimorbidity, how they can be identified and what the care involves.

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NICE support for commissioning for personality disorders: borderline and antisocial SFCQS88

NICE, June 2015

This resource helps with quality improvement by providing information on key clinical, cost and service‑related issues to consider during the commissioning process and signposting other implementation support tools. It has been produced to support NICE quality standard 88 for personality disorders: borderline and antisocial.

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Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults

NICE, February 2015

 NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.

This quality standard covers the treatment and management of psychosis and schizophrenia (including related psychotic disorders such as schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder and delusional disorder) in adults (18 years and older) with onset before the age of 60 years in primary, secondary and community care. It will not cover adults with transient psychotic symptoms.

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Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance

NICE, December 2014

NICE have updated the guidance on antenatal and postnatal mental health making recommendations for the recognition, assessment, care and treatment of mental health problems in women during pregnancy and up to 1 year after childbirth, and in women who are planning a pregnancy.

The guidance recommends discussing with all women of childbearing potential who have a new, existing or past mental health problem, the use of contraception and any plans for a pregnancy.  Health professionals should discuss how pregnancy and childbirth might affect a mental health problem, including the risk of relapse, as well as how a mental health problem and its treatment might affect the woman, the fetus and baby, and parenting.

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Identification, assessment, and management of overweight and obesity: summary of updated NICE guidance

British Medical Journal, 27 November 2014

Newly available evidence on very low calorie diets and on the effectiveness of bariatric surgery in people with recent onset type 2 diabetes and a lack of clear guidance on follow-up after bariatric surgery have led to the need to revise the original National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline from 2006. This article summarises the most recent recommendations from NICE on managing overweight and obese patients.  

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New NICE Evidence Update on headaches

NICE, October 2014

NICE have published a new Evidence Update on ‘Headaches: Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults’.

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

The new Evidence Update focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE guideline CG150 ‘Headaches: Diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults’ 2012.

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