The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance for the month of December 2012. This month is one clinical guideline and one public health guideline that impact upon primary care.
The Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage guideline aims to improve the diagnosis and management of early pregnancy loss in order to reduce the incidence of the associated psychological morbidity and avoid the unnecessary deaths of women with ectopic pregnancies.
The Hepatitis B and C public health guideline aims to ensure more people at increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection are tested. The recommendations include items such as awareness-raising, contact tracing and service commissioning.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.