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NICE Guidance - March 2014

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance for the month of March 2014. This month there is one public health guideline that impacts upon primary care.

The Contraceptive services with a focus on young people public health guideline recommends that young men and women should be given advice and information on all types of contraception to help them choose the best method for their needs and lifestyle. This makes it more likely that contraception will be used effectively. The recommendations apply to commissioners, managers and practitioners who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, contraceptive services.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.