Clinical update

NICE issues guidance on decision-making and mental capacity

This guidance reflects concerns about the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

Updated NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure

People with chronic heart failure should be given a detailed care plan, updated NICE...

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Updated NICE guidance on dementia care

First update in a decade says staff working with people who have dementia need extra training

RCN urges nurses to encourage cervical screening tests

New RCN guidelines advise nurses to encourage eligible women to access cervical screening...

Urine analysis

Identifying and treating urinary tract infections: new NICE guidelines

Recommendations on diagnosing and managing UTIs

Lyme disease

Identifying and treating Lyme disease: new NICE guidelines

Caused by bites from infected ticks, Lyme disease requires prompt treatment to avoid...

Asthma

NICE guidance on asthma diagnosis and management

New tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how to offer medicines are recommended in...

NICE guidance on intermediate care and reablement

NICE has issued new guidelines on intermediate care, including reablement, and how to...

Recognise and respond to child abuse and neglect

Read our summary of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance to help...

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Updated guidance on termination of pregnancy

The RCN has published updated evidence-based guidance on termination of pregnancy.

Endometriosis

Read our clinical update on a new online endometriosis resource for patients, their partners...

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage

Read our clinical update on new guidance from Public Health England in light of a hepatitis...

Supporting children after a traumatic event

Read our summary of new guidance issued by the Institute of Health Visiting on supporting...

New guidance on oxygen use in adults

Updated guidance from the British Throacic Society on oxygen use in adults.

Physical activity for pregnant women

The UK’s chief medical officers have released new advice on physical actitvity for pregnant...

Gout

Updated guidance on this painful inflammatory condition says patients should be offered...

Meningitis and septicaemia vaccinations

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice

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