New Evidence Updates from NICE

We are pleased to inform you that Evidence Updates on 'Autism in adults' and 'Opioids in palliative care' have been published.

NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

The new Evidence Updates focus on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 142 'Autism: recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum' (2012) and NICE clinical guideline 140 'Opioids in palliative care: safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain in palliative care of adults' (2012).

An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of topic experts, reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.

Your help in disseminating the Evidence Updates to your colleagues would be much appreciated.

We would also welcome your feedback on the Evidence Updates, what you like about them and how you think they could be improved. You can send your comments through to contactus@evidence.nhs.uk.


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