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NICE is developing a guideline on Behaviour change: digital and mobile health interventions and ARMA has been invited to register as a stakeholder.

If your organisation would like to register as a stakeholder for this guideline, please complete the online registration form which can be accessed via the topic webpage.

Organisations registered as stakeholders can comment on the draft scope and draft guideline, and contribute in other ways. Registered stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on the draft guideline during consultation and all comments received from registered stakeholders will be considered and responded to individually. You will also be privy to an embargoed release of the guideline prior to publication in the public domain.

For more details, see Developing NICE guidelines: how to get involved.

 

NICE guideline: Safe prescribing and withdrawal management of prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal

The final scope and equality impact assessment for this NICE guideline have now been published, along with all the stakeholder comments that were received during consultation and our responses to these comments.

NICE identified ARMA as a stakeholder for this topic and ARMA is able to comment on the draft guideline when it is available. Please contact us should you have an interest in this topic and are a member.

 

Draft Scope Consultation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has been asked to consider an appraisal of guselkumab for treating active psoriatic arthritis after inadequate response to DMARDs ID1658.

NICE invited organisations to take part in the consultation to discuss the draft remit and scope. The organisations selected as stakeholders are listed here and the draft scope that is being consulted on can be found here.

The consultation closes on Wednesday 18 December 2019. If you have any queries regarding this scoping exercise or would like to be involved you can contact Michelle Adhemar, Scoping Project Manager at scopingta@nice.org.uk  

NICE are developing Interventional Procedures Guidance: High tibial osteotomy using a magnetic rod device for insertion for precise alignment in early knee arthritis IP1762.

In medial knee osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the inner part of the knee joint wears away. This can cause the joint to become lopsided, which can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty bending and straightening the knee. In this procedure, a cut (osteotomy) is made in the top of one of the bones in the lower leg (tibia) and a magnetic nail is inserted into the bone. The nail can be rotated, lengthened or shortened using an external remote controller to adjust the shape of the leg. Once the bone is fully healed, the nail is removed. The aim of the procedure is to straighten the leg and relieve pain and maintain movement.

How to get involved:

Check the website to see how you can get involved. You may be able to help NICE in the following ways:

  1. Provide an organisations submission to share your views on the procedure by 22 January 2020
  2. Publicise the patient questionnaire with your network to encourage people that have had the procedure to share their individual views and experiences by 22 January 2020.
  3. Comment on the draft guidance – this will be made available on the NICE website following committee meeting one
  4. Publicise the public consultation, once open, on your website, social media streams, newsletter etc.

There will be two separate committee meetings to discuss this guidance. The first will be to discuss the evidence and produce draft recommendations, and the second will be to discuss the consultation comments.

Both committee meetings will be held in public. If you would like to observe these meetings then please register via the website.

About Interventional Procedures

NICE interventional procedures guidance covers two key areas:

  • the safety of the procedure or operation
  • whether it works well enough for use within the NHS

Recommendations about the use of interventional procedures are made to NICE by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC). The Committee has 24 members, which includes two lay members, who are all independent of NICE.

 

 

The NICE Fellows and Scholars programmes will be recruiting to their 2020 intake from Monday 2 September until Monday 28 October 2019.

Fellowships

Are you an experienced leader in health and social care? Could you build an influential network that helps us to implement our guidance? NICE fellows are experienced leaders from the field of health and social care who are our ambassadors at regional and national levels.

Learn more about NICE Fellows. Fellowship recruitment is now open until 28 October 2019.
Find out more about how to apply.

Scholarships

Would you like the opportunity to improve the quality of care and contribute to your professional development?

NICE Scholarships are one-year opportunities to find out about the inner workings of NICE. You’d undertake a supported improvement project, related to our guidance, within a local organisation, national charity or voluntary sector organisation.

Learn more about NICE Scholars. View examples of potential projects that might be suitable activities for scholars. Scholarship recruitment is now open until 28 October 2019.

Find out more about how to apply. For more information about either programme, please don’t hesitate to contact fandsapplication@nice.org.uk.

NICE are inviting organisations to register as a stakeholder for the guideline: ‘Safe prescribing and withdrawal management of prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal’.

Registered stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on the draft scope and guideline during consultation and all comments received from registered stakeholders will be considered and responded to individually. You will also be privy to an embargoed release of the guideline prior to publication in the public domain.

To register as a stakeholder, please complete the online form from the NICE website, and you can find more information about NICE’s guideline work here.

New online infographic posters summarising the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance relevant to allied health professionals are now available online. Produced by the Institute of Osteopathy and endorsed by NICE, these easy to use resources provide a quick reference guide to current NICE guidance which can be printed and displayed in a clinical setting and support CPD.

There are currently three topics available; osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and spondyloarthritis, with plans to develop others in the near future.

The posters translate the NICE guidance into an easy to follow visual format to aid health professionals in primary care to identify and assess for the conditions and provide recommended pathways for care and management.

Matthew Rogers, Professional Development Manager at the Institute of Osteopathy and fellow of NICE, has been leading the project: “As a clinician I am acutely aware of the demands on health professionals to keep up to date with current guidance. As part of my fellowship with NICE I was keen to develop resources that would assist clinicians more easily embed the guidance into practice.”

The infographics are available to download for free from www.iosteopathy.org/for-osteopaths/clinical-guidelines.

The draft scope for this NICE guideline is now out for consultation; it is a valuable opportunity to ensure that the guideline considers issues important to your members. The consultation page contains the documents, background papers and instructions on how to comment.

The consultation on this draft scope will close at 5pm on 15 February 2019.

NICE will also be recruiting people with a practitioner, care provider or commissioner background and lay members (people using services, family members and carers, and members of the public and community or voluntary sector) to join the Committee for this guideline.

You will be able to find more information on these positions at the Committee recruitment page.