NICE guideline Cerebral palsy in adults [NG119]

NICE |  January 2019 | Cerebral palsy in adults

 

NICE has published its guideline on the care and support needs of  adults with cerebral palsy. This guideline covers care and support for adults with cerebral palsy. It aims to improve health and wellbeing, promote access to services and support participation and independent living.

Paul Chrisp, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, said: “Adults with cerebral palsy have a wide range of disabilities – from full independence to needing 24-hour care and attention. But whatever their level of disability, adults with cerebral palsy should be able to be as independent as possible. Many may wish to go into further education, get a job, take part in leisure activities and contribute fully to society. Barriers to these goals should be minimised so that adults with cerebral palsy have equal access to every available opportunity.

“This guideline will help to ensure that adults with cerebral palsy have easy access to equitable, cost-efficient services, with a clear network of referral to more specialised services as appropriate.” (Source: NICE)

 

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See also:

NICE NICE guideline set to address variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy

 

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults Interventional procedures guidance [IPG634]

NICE | December 2018 | Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults Interventional procedures guidance [IPG634]

 

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults. This involves electrically stimulating nerves in the throat or neck, while the person swallows. The aim is to strengthen the muscles involved in swallowing.

NICE Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults Interventional procedures guidance [IPG634]

[NICE Guideline] Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing

NICE | December 2018 | Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing and preventing acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

NICE Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing

[NICE Guideline] Post-traumatic stress disorder

NICE | December 2018| Post-traumatic stress disorder

This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve quality of life by reducing symptoms of PTSD such as anxiety, sleep problems and difficulties with concentration. Recommendations also aim to raise awareness of the condition and improve coordination of care.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder

[NICE Guideline] Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management

NICE | December 2018 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in people aged 16 and older, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It aims to help people with COPD to receive a diagnosis earlier so that they can benefit from treatments to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and keep them healthy for longer.

[NICE Guideline NG 114] Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing

NICE | December 2018 | Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing

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