Social Care Institute for Excellence & NICE| July 2018 | Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect: A quick guide for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) & NICE have produced a quick guide which provides an overview of evidence-based interventions that may be effective when working with children and young people who have experienced physical abuse, emotional abuse or neglect.
It includes information about the types of therapy that are appropriate for different age groups and describes the aims of each therapy. The guide also covers the principles that children and young people identified as being most important for people who work with them following abuse and neglect.
NHS England | June 2018 | NHS England strikes deal on new NICE recommended lung cancer immunotherapy drug
NHS England have announced it will make lung cancer drug pembrolizumab available for routine use on the NHS. Trial results show pembrolizumab extends life for certain adults with lung cancer for more than a year.
According to NHS England Pembrolizumab is the first drug to exceed the new budget impact threshold for new products costing more than £20 million a year. The drug, which is also called Keytruda, would have cost around £84,000 per patient at its full list price. NHS England and MSD have agreed a confidential arrangement for reimbursement which will enable NICE to recommend it be routinely available on the NHS (NHS England).
NICE confirms that it will recommend that breakthrough cancer drugs palbociclib and ribociclib be provided on the NHS for women with advanced breast cancer| story via OnMedica
There are around 45,000 new diagnosis of breast cancer each year in England and it is estimated that around 8,000 of these people would be eligible for treatment with either palbociclib or ribociclib.
Indraft guidance, NICE said breast cancer patients should have routine access to these two life extending drugs after a new deal with their manufacturing companies who agreed to lower the price and who gave more evidence for their effectiveness.
NICE said that although there were some uncertainties on how long they extend the life expectancy of people with this type of breast cancer, these promising new drugs were found to stall the growth of cancer for an extra 10 months on average.