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Clinical guidelines from NICE in the first half of September 2017
In the first two weeks of September, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published one new (for diagnosis and management of endometriosis) and updated two clinical guidelines (for psoriasis and fertility problems). No health technology assessments were published.
Clinical guideline for diagnosis and management of endometriosis has been published. This guideline covers diagnosing and managing endometriosis. It aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of endometriosis, and to provide clear advice on what action to take when women with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.
The following clinical guidelines have been updated:
- Psoriasis: assessment and management. This guideline covers assessing and managing psoriasis in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve long-term disease control and quality of life for people with psoriasis. In September 2017, NICE revised the guideline throughout to link to other NICE guidance (including technology appraisals) and some relevant non-NICE guidelines, as well as including new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) safety advice and updated licensing information.
- Fertility problems: assessment and treatment. This guideline covers diagnosing and treating fertility problems. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve the way fertility problems are investigated and managed. In September 2017, NICE stood down section 1.7 in this guideline as it has been superseded by publication of the NICE guideline on endometriosis.
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