Latest National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Stories

2008-09-01 12:00:20

DR McGONAGLE'S put-down of NICE (Letters, August 28) as the "National Institute of Complete Embarrassment" does a disservice. NICE has produced final guidance for the drug Lucentis, now accepted for use throughout the UK.

2008-08-28 06:01:10

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended Novartis's Lucentis as a cost-effective therapy for all eligible patients with wet age-related macular degeneration.

2008-08-28 00:00:38

By Paul Greaves A war veteran who fought a campaign to get a sight-saving drug on the NHS says he feels "vindicated" it will now be made freely available across the country.

2008-08-28 00:00:37

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.

2008-08-27 06:00:48

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...

2008-08-27 00:00:44

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.

2008-08-26 18:00:48

By Emma Brady Midlands cancer patients are being kept in the dark about new treatments that could extend their lives, it was claimed today.

2008-08-26 18:00:00

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.

2008-08-26 03:00:56

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.

2008-08-25 09:00:26

Leading UK cancer experts have accused a health watchdog of forcing patients to remortgage their homes to afford treatments freely available in Europe.

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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".