NICE are looking for members for the children and young people with disabilities and severe complex needs guideline committee

16 April 2019
Source: NICE

NICE are looking for members to join the children and young people with disabilities and severe complex needs guideline committee. Closing date: 10am, Monday 29 April 2019. Time commitment: 2 years. NICE are looking for: A range of health, social care or education professionals and service providers with demonstrable relevant experience and knowledge in the field of children and young

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The NICE Serious eye disorders quality standard published on the NICE website today.

12 February 2019
Source: NICE

This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age‑related macular degeneration (AMD) and the prevention of sight loss. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.   Read the standard here

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Serious eye disorders. Consultation on draft quality standard, joint submisison from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with The College of Optometrists and Vision UK

2 October 2018

This quality standard will cover the diagnosis and management of serious eye conditions in adults including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. It will also cover preventing sight loss in adults. This quality standard will replace the existing NICE quality standard for Glaucoma in adults (QS7). The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards in 2017.

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NICE impact falls and fragility fractures published

23 August 2018
Source: NICE

Each year, almost a third of over 65s fall at least once and there are an estimated 500,000 fragility fractures. This report considers how NICE’s evidence-based guidance might contribute to improvements in the prevention and management of falls and fragility fractures.   This report highlights progress made by the healthcare system in implementing NICE guidance. NICE recognise that change can

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NICE publish: Intermediate care including reablement quality standard

21 August 2018
Source: NICE

Quality standard [QS173] Published date: August 2018 What the quality statement means for different audiences: Service providers (such as hospitals, community providers, local authorities, care homes, home care agencies and not-for-profit social enterprises) ensure that staff carrying out assessments for intermediate care have the knowledge and materials to provide information and have a discussion with the person (and their family

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NICE: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

3 July 2018
Source: NICE

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia. NICE has also produced a guideline on mid-life approaches to delay or prevent the onset of dementia. Recommendations This guideline includes recommendations on: involving people living with dementia in decisions

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Vision UK response to the NICE Consultation: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

12 February 2018
Source: Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

Vision UK response to the NICE Consultation: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers attached below:  

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Macular Society: Eye patients to be treated earlier

24 January 2018
Source: The Macular Society

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has cleared the way for eye patients to be treated on the NHS before they have to stop driving. National sight loss charity the Macular Society has welcomed the recommendation, which has been included in the new Clinical Guideline on the diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Currently, AMD

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NICE guideline on age-related macular degeneration published

23 January 2018
Source: NICE

23/01/18 This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website. You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that they received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping them to develop and refine the guideline. They have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the

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NICE Committee member recruitment – Workplace health: long term sickness and incapacity to work update committee

4 January 2018
Source: NICE

This is a quick reminder that the deadline for applying to join NICE’s Workplace health: long  term sickness and incapacity to work update committee as a topic expert or a lay member, is 5pm 9th January. Further details of the topic expert roles can be found on the NICE website Further details of the lay member roles can be found

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