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NICE Guidance - July 2017

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new or updated guidance for the month of July 2017. This month there are two guidelines that impact upon primary care.

The new Parkinson's Disease guideline covers diagnosing and managing Parkinson's disease in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, including monitoring and managing symptoms, providing information and support, and palliative care.

The Constipation in children and young people clinical guideline has been updated. It covers diagnosing and managing constipation in children and young people up to 18. The update amended the footnote to recommendation 1.1.4 to link to the newest NICE guideline on coeliac disease, and the footnotes in table 4 with manufacturer information that has changed since original publication.

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

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