Latest National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Stories
By JULIA BRADSHAW People who face going blind will now have access to a sight- saving drug on the NHS following a massive campaign to make the medication more widely available.
By Mike Waites Health Correspondent The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) has backed NHS treatment using the drug Lucentis for the devastating eye condition wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) following a two- and-half-year battle by patients.The Yorkshire Post revealed last month that people affected by the condition in the region are already being treated using the drug but the decision means the national postcode lottery of care will now end.The disease is the...
By Jane Kirby Thousands OF people with a devastating eye disease could have their sight saved by a new drug being made available on the NHS, under guidelines published today.
By Emma Brady Midlands cancer patients are being kept in the dark about new treatments that could extend their lives, it was claimed today.
By John von Radowitz DOCTORS are keeping cancer patients in the dark about new treatments that could extend their lives, it was claimed today. A quarter of myeloma specialists questioned in a survey admitted hiding the facts about treatments that may be difficult to obtain on the NHS.
A Cautious welcome has been given to a pledge by Assembly Health Minister Edwina Hart to call on her officials to ensure Welsh rheumatoid arthritis patients get effective treatment.
Leading UK cancer experts have accused a health watchdog of forcing patients to remortgage their homes to afford treatments freely available in Europe.
By Nicola Fenwick CANCER experts have accused a health watchdog of forcing patients to remortgage their homes to pay for treatments freely available in Europe.
Home News IN BRIEF *Cancer patients are being forced by a health watchdog to remortgage their homes to pay for treatments freely availably elsewhere in Europe, a group of 26 professors said yesterday.
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