Website of the week

‘The times they are a-changing.’ Having constantly criticised the NICE website because it makes finding guidelines so difficult, here is the exception that proves the rule — or maybe they are getting their act together. 

It took me only moments to find the NICE guidance on familial breast cancer, and there is even a PDF of a quick reference guide. It was not easy to find the direct web address to it, but my persistence was rewarded, and here it is.  

When I downloaded this 12-page document, I was surprised at how good it was, especially the pages dealing with the problem from a primary care perspective.  

If I do have a criticism, it is that the excellent flow chart can only be used properly if you print the whole document  — but you can get round that by telling your printer to print pages 2 and 3 only, then sticking them together with tape. Sounds fussy, but well worth the effort.  

Why go there: we all need to know this.  

Downside: none.  

Information from: NICE.  

Address: www.nice.org.uk/download.aspx?o=CG014quickrefguide 

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