Tag Archives: Nice Guidance

NICE Laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth: Interventional procedure consultation

The consultation period for this NICE Interventional Procedure is now open, and will close on 18.10.18.

View the consultation documentation here


NICE Intrapartum care for women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies: Draft guidance consultation

It is now possible to review and comment on the draft guideline.  Consultation will close on 23.10.18.  The guideline is expected to be published in March 2019

View the draft guideline here

Antenatal and postnatal mental health NICE CG192 updated

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NICE have updated Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance CG192 to reflect the latest MHRA warnings that valproate must not be used in pregnancy, and only used in girls and women when there is no alternative and a pregnancy prevention plan is in place. This is because of the risk of malformations and developmental abnormalities in the baby.

View the NICE update information here

Download more information including the MHRA toolkit on valproate in pregnancy here

NICE Diagnostics consultation: Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is producing guidance on using biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure and the Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette Kit) in the NHS in England. The diagnostics advisory committee has considered the evidence base and the views of clinical and patient experts.

The advisory committee is interested in receiving comments on the following:

  • Has all of the relevant evidence been taken into account?
  • Are the summaries of clinical and cost effectiveness reasonable interpretations of the evidence?
  • Are the provisional recommendations sound, and a suitable basis for guidance to the NHS?

The consultation will close on 3rd April.  More details available from NICE here