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NICE Guidance - May 2022

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new or updated guidance for the month of May 2022. This month there is one guideline and one medical technologies guidance that impact upon primary care.

The Vaccine uptake in the general population guideline has been published. It aims to increase the uptake of all vaccines provided on the NHS routine UK immunisation schedule by everyone who is eligible.

The Sleepio to treat insomnia and insomnia symptoms medical technologies guidance has been published. Sleepio is is a self-help sleep improvement programme based on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia. It is recommended as a cost saving option for treating insomnia and insomnia symptoms in primary care for people who would otherwise be offered sleep hygiene or sleeping pills. A medical assessment is recommended before referral for people who may be at higher risk of other sleep disorder conditions.

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

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