The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published new guidance for the month of May 2015. This month there are two guidelines that impact upon primary care.
The Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities guideline offers evidence-based advice on prevention and interventions for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges.
The Violence and aggression guideline offers evidence-based advice on the short-term management of violent and physically threatening behaviour in mental health, health and community settings. It is an update to guidance issued in February 2005 and now has recommendations for broader group of services.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.