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NICE Evidence Update: OCD

a NICE Evidence Update on ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’ has been published. 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 … Continue reading

costs / evidence based practice / finance / Guidance / medicines management / pathway development / quality / Toolkit

Questions to ask when a medicine is required in care pathway

“The NHS spends around £13bn on medicines each year. This document will guide you through the four key questions that should be asked each time medicines are required in a care pathway and why these questions matter. This document will guide you through the four key questions that should be asked each time medicines are … Continue reading

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New BMA Ethics guidance covers vulnerable adults confidential information

“The association has produced recommendations to help health professionals in England and Wales treat adults who are being abused and do not want confidential information disclosed, even if it will help protect them from harm” Read more at http://bma.org.uk/news-views-analysis/news/2013/august/bma-offers-guidance-on-treating-vulnerable-patients Continue reading

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Assessing body mass index and waist circumference thresholds for intervening to prevent ill health and premature death among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK

Originally posted on Obesity Horizon Scanning:
Source: NICE Follow this link for full text. Date of publication: July 2013. Publication type: Practice guidance. In a nutshell: This NICE guidance assesses how body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference adults among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK links to the risk of a range…