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NICE Guidance - September 2017

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

The Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk public health guideline has been updated following a review of the evidence for lifestyle-change programmes. Recommendations about lifestyle-change programmes were added and advice on when to offer metformin was changed.

The Depression in children and young people clinical guideline has been updated. Several footnotes have been clarified and recommendations for therapist training added.

The Sepsis guideline has been updated to clarify or correct several recommendations and also to revise the risk level of several symptoms associated with sepsis.

The Fertility problems clinical guideline has been updated. Section 1.7 has been replaced by recommendations in the guideline for endometriosis.

The Endometriosis guideline has been updated to include recommendations on fertility tests and treatments such as assisted reproduction.

The Psoriasis clinical guideline has been updated throughout to include links to other NICE guidance and other relevant resources.

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

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