The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new or updated guidance for the month of July 2018. This month there is one guideline that impacts upon primary care.
The Rheumatoid arthritis in adults guideline has been published, it updates and replaces existing guidance. It covers diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. It aims to improve quality of life by ensuring that people with rheumatoid arthritis have the right treatment to slow the progression of their condition and control their symptoms. People should also have rapid access to specialist care if their condition suddenly worsens.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.