Latest National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Stories

2008-07-08 09:00:12

The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence has advised against the use of GlaxoSmithKline's oral cancer drug Tyverb in the UK's National Health Service, reported the Financial Times.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

THOSE people faced with the threat of losing their sight will rejoice that a treatment is now available on the NHS in Yorkshire which might prevent this terrible prospect.

2008-07-05 00:00:06

In a nutshell Government drugs watchdog the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has approved a controversial weight-loss drug for use on the NHS.

2008-07-01 06:00:49

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent DENYING patients free treatment because they choose to pay for drugs not available on the NHS is inhumane, the leader of Scotland's doctors says.

2008-06-30 06:02:49

By Kate Foster; Louisa Pearson MARY DUNN remembers only too well what nursing was like in Scotland in the early days of the NHS: diphtheria and tuberculosis, long shifts and hours spent shining the floors.

2008-06-26 12:02:13

The National Health Service is said to be in quandary over its practice of excluding patients who seek private treatment, especially for cancer, according to Financial Times.

2008-06-26 00:01:07

A controversial weight-loss drug has been approved for use on the NHS, it was announced today. Rimonabant will be made available to overweight or obese patients who cannot take, or who have had no success with, two other drugs, orlistat and sibutramine.

2008-06-25 12:03:12

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended adalimumab as a treatment option for adults with severe chronic plaque psoriasis.

2008-06-24 18:01:40

By John Rentoul Old Labour practices live on in the cruel rule that prevents NHS patients paying for extra cancer treatment Once upon a time, at the very beginning of New Labour, before it was even called New Labour, Neil Kinnock made the speech of his life that would change politics.

2008-06-19 00:00:29

Ministers yesterday announced a review of a controversial policy which denies patients NHS treatment if they top up their care privately.

Word of the Day
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.