The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance for the month of June 2012. This month there are two clinical guidelines that impact upon primary care.
The Autism in adults clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the diagnosis and management of autism in adults. The guideline contains recommendations regarding assessment and diagnosis of autism in adult and interventions for core symptoms and challenging behaviour.
The Venous thromboembolic diseases clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolic diseases. The guideline contains recommendations regarding assessment and treatment as well as the role of self monitoring of INR, investigations for cancer in patients with an unprovoked DVT or PE and the place of thrombophilia testing.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.