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NICE Guidance - March 2018

The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new or updated guidance for the month of March 2018. This month there are two guidelines that impact upon primary care.

The Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder guideline has been published and replaces previous guidance from 2008. It covers recognising, diagnosing and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve recognition and diagnosis, as well as the quality of care and support for people with ADHD.

The Heavy menstrual bleeding guideline has been published and replaces previous guidance from 2007. It covers assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). It aims to help healthcare professionals investigate the cause of heavy periods that are affecting a woman’s quality of life and to offer the right treatments, taking into account the woman’s priorities and preferences.

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

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