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NICE Guidance - August 2016

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new or updated guidance for the month of August 2016. This month there are four clinical guidelines that impact upon primary care.

The Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical guideline was updated to include new recommendations for drug treatments for women with large fibroids based on new evidence.

The Autism spectrum disorder in adults clinical guideline was reviewed and while no new recommendations were made, two research recommendations were removed.

The Fertility problems clinical guideline has been reviewed in particular on intrauterine insemination however the new evidence did not justify a change to the recommendation.

The Palliative care for adults: strong opioids for pain relief clinical guideline was reviewed and updated to include links to the Controlled drugs: safe use and management guideline. Two out of date research recommendations were also deleted.

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

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