National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Breathing new life into COPD care
Improving the respiratory health of the nation
Restrict antibiotics for people with non-severe COPD, says NICE
Clinicians should consider limiting the use of antibiotics for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), to prevent them from developing antimicrobial resistance.
Physios can contribute to rheumatoid arthritis guideline
People with rheumatoid arthritis should have access to specialist physiotherapy to help manage their condition and improve their fitness, flexibility and strength.
Exercise can help older people stay independent and mentally well, says NICE
Older people who are at risk of losing their independence, or of a decline in mental wellbeing, should be offered tailored exercise in the community.
NICE multimorbidity guidance emphasises patient-centred care
Patient-centred care is key to the latest National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on multimorbidity.
Physios should ask people if their homes are cold, says NICE
Physiotherapists could help to prevent winter deaths and illnesses, simply by asking vulnerable people if they live in a cold home.
Physios are key to multidisciplinary approach to motor neurone disease, says NICE
People with motor neurone disease (MND) should receive specialist care from a clinic-based multidisciplinary team that includes physiotherapists.
Physio fights for quality standard on exercise for MS
A physiotherapist ensured that guidance about physical activity was included in new National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standards for multiple sclerosis (MS).
NICE say MDTs can support early discharge from hospital
Multidisciplinary team working can help prevent people with social care needs from staying in hospital unnecessarily, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Physiotherapy can help improve quality of life for older people with multiple long-term conditions, says NICE
Older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions should receive multidisciplinary support, including physiotherapy.