Online tool to aggregate NICE advice for clinicians

GPs can now access all NICE guidance on a particular disease in one place through an online tool launched at the NICE annual conference this week.

NICE Pathways displays guidance by disease area, allowing health professionals to view related information from a whole pathway at once.

For example, the postnatal care pathway considers everything from the baby's first 24 hours up until the first two to eight weeks.

The tool launches this week with 18 pathways, including ones for chronic heart failure, COPD, diabetes and stroke.

NICE Pathways will aggregate advice from its health technology appraisals, clinical guidelines, public health and social care advice, quality standards and implementation tools.

Dr Gillian Leng, NICE's deputy chief executive and chief operating officer for NHS Evidence, said: 'NICE Pathways will provide a useful starting point for users new to a topic, while giving specialists confidence that they are up to date with everything NICE has recommended.'

Dr Leng said the move was part of a larger plan to make guidance more easily accessible on the internet and by mobile device.

The NICE Pathways tool aggregates advice from health technology appraisals and other resources. It includes:
  • Alcohol-use disorders
  • Anaemia management in chronic kidney disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Diet
  • Glaucoma
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Physical activity
  • Postnatal care
  • Smoking
  • Stroke
  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention

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