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A regular podcast from NICE focuses on quitting smoking in its latest episode. The latest podcast in the ‘NICE Talks’ series features Martin Dockrell who is the Tobacco Control Programme Lead from Public Health England and who has been part of the team developing NICE guidance on smoking prevention.
NICE have recently launched an updated guideline https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng106 on the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure.
Public Health England (PHE) have published an implementation guide following the recent update of the NICE guideline (CG71) on familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). This guide is aimed at commissioners and service providers and includes a summary of recommendations from the NICE Guideline, an outline of national and European policy documents and best practice case studies.
The second update of the original European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) practical guide on the use of the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation provides primary care a useful document to use in every day practice. Nigel Rowell, a member of the ESC Scientific Document Group that drafted the latest guide, provides some background on the development of the latest update.
Best Practice in Nursing is the nursing profession's favourite event where the nation comes together to train and champion nurses. This conference is designed to give nurses everything they need to cover both revalidation and annual training requirements. So join us in October for two days of learning, discovery, sharing and fun!
New online research from Diabetes UK shows that one in three people would seek advice online first over talking to a GP about a health concern. The poll of more than 2000 UK adults, carried out by YouGov on behalf of Diabetes UK, also showed that less than a quarter of respondents said they would feel comfortable speaking to an employer about health concerns.
The engage app, which allows patients on warfarin therapy to self-test and stay connected to their care teams has recently been approved by NHS Digital to join the NHS App Library alongside a range of patient health care apps.