In this episode, we look at how our Public Involvement Programme works and discover what it's like to be a patient representative on a committee. We talk to Laura Norburn, senior operations manager for NICE's Public Involvement Programme and Jo Jerrome, chief executive of Thrombosis UK.
Streamlined the manual into a single document. Previously, we had 2 separate manuals: one for guidelines and one for health technology assessments and highly specialised technologies.
Included new information on the processes for assessing resource impact for medical and diagnostic technologies.
Updated the presentation of the resource impact assessment tools to better meet user needs.
Clinical knowledge summaries
We've recently updated the following clinical knowledge summary (CKS) topics:
Mental health in students. New CKS topic. We’ve reviewed the evidence base in detail, and clearly justified and transparently linked recommendations to the supporting evidence.
Diabetes type 2. Minor restructuring to improve clarity and navigation. We’ve added information on the hyperglycaemic emergency complication of hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state. We’ve updated the recommendations in line with current literature.
Tennis elbow. Minor structural changes and we’ve added a recommendation not to use corticosteroids routinely for treating tennis elbow.
We’ve updated contraindications and drug interactions for erythromycin in prescribing sections of multiple topics in line with a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency drug safety update.
Our CKS provide primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the evidence base and best practice guidance for over 370 topics. These cover 1,000 clinical presentations or patient scenarios, free to access in the UK.
New impact report on cardiovascular disease (CVD) management
Our latest impact report considers how evidence-based guidance has contributed to improvements in the care of people with CVD. Judith Richardson, NICE’s acting director for health and social care, has written a blog about the report in the National Health Executive.
NICE impact reports look at how implementation of our evidence-based guidance is improving health and wellbeing.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're currently holding all our public meetings virtually. You'll need to register in advance to join.
Upcoming public meeting:
Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 March 2021 – Public health advisory committee E
Reducing sexually transmitted infections
Registration closes Monday 1 March 2021. Agenda and register here
Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 March 2021 – Public health advisory committee B
Mental wellbeing at work
Registration closes Monday 8 March 2021. Agenda and register here
Our advisory committee meetings, technology appraisal appeal hearings and public board meetings are open to the public. Holding them in public supports our commitment to having processes in place that are rigorous, open, and transparent.