The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new or updated guidance for the month of June 2017. This month there are two guidelines that impact upon primary care.
The Head injury clinical guideline has been updated to cross-reference other NICE guidelines and an outdated research recommendation was deleted. The guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults.
The Spondyloarthritis in over 16s guideline has been updated to clarify the advice on what imaging should be done. The guideline covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis that is suspected or confirmed in adults who are 16 years or older.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.