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NICE Talks

NICE Talks is the podcast from UK's National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Our podcast brings the stories behind our NICE's work to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services through evidence-based guidance.Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform: https://linktr.ee/nicetalks

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NICE Talks is the podcast from UK's National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Our podcast brings the stories behind our NICE's work to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services through evidence-based guidance.Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform: https://linktr.ee/nicetalks

2021 A year in review

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In this episode of our NICE Talks podcast, we speak with Professor Gillian Leng, our chief executive, and Dr Mark Kroese, chair of our diagnostics advisory committee. They reflect on the past year and look forward to 2022.

Dec 23 2021

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Producing our rapid COVID-19 guidelines and the infodemic

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In this month's podcast, we discuss how we worked with stakeholders at the start of the pandemic to produce evidence-based rapid guidelines for COVID-19. We chat with Fiona Glen, NICE's programme director in centre for guidelines and David Chandler, chief executive of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance (PAPAA). They talk about ensuring the guidelines were informed by the best quality evidence and real-world data but also not adversely influenced by during the infodemic.

Nov 01 2021

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The NICE methods & process review: what it means for patients, the NHS and industry

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In this month's podcast, we discuss our health technology evaluation methods, processes and topic selection consultation. We chat with NICE's deputy chief executive and director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, Meindert Boysen, and Victoria Barrett from The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. They talk about what the proposals mean for patients, the NHS and industry, and whether they go far enough.

Aug 31 2021

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Shared decision making: why is it so important?

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In our monthly podcast we discuss with Prof Gillian Leng, NICE chief executive, and Marie Burnham, guideline committee chair, why shared decision making is such a vital part of healthcare and the work that went into developing such an important guideline.

Aug 02 2021

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Chronic Pain: First do no harm

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NICE’s recent recommendations in its guideline on the assessment and management of chronic pain have generated a lot of debate.

In this episode, we talk with two member of the committee who developed the guideline recommendations.

They are Cathy Stannard, a pain consultant in Gloucestershire and who was the clinical lead on the NICE chronic pain guideline committee. And Colin Wilkinson, who was a lay member on the guideline committee.

Jul 06 2021

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Why should you take part in the NICE process review?

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This month we discuss why everyone with an interest in what NICE does should take part in the process review consultation.

We're joined by Jennifer Prescott, programme director in the centre for health technology evaluation at NICE and Eric Low, of Eric Low Consulting and the former chief executive of Myeloma UK.

You can take part in the consultation at: https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-programmes/nice-guidance/reviewing-our-process-for-health-technology-evaluation--consultation

Apr 06 2021

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How does NICE work with patients and patient groups?

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Each NICE committee contains at least two patient or patient group representatives. In this episode we find out how NICE's Public Involvement Programme works with these lay members to support their work with NICE and discover what it's like to be a patient representative on a committee. Joining host Matthew Brown are Laura Norburn, senior operations manager for NICE's Public Involvement Programme and Jo Jerrome, chief executive of Thrombosis UK.

Mar 01 2021

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Digital Health Technologies: Evaluation, adoption and the NHS

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How are NICE and the government working to ensure digital health technologies reach NHS patients?
We speak with Lord James Bethell of Romford, the Department of Health and Social Care's minister for innovation and Meindert Boysen, NICE deputy chief executive and director of the centre for health technology evaluation.

Feb 01 2021

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2020 - A Year in Review

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As 2020 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at our biggest challenges and achievements this year, and what we’re most looking forward to in the years ahead.

In this episode we speak with Professor Gillian Leng, our chief executive, and our new chairman, Sharmila Nebhrajani, OBE, as they reflect on 2020 and look forward to the years ahead.

Dec 24 2020

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Substance abuse and addiction

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In this episode of NICE Talks, we look at substance abuse and addiction. What can we do to prevent it, and how can we treat addiction?

We speak to Professor Jim McCambridge, professor of addictive behaviours and public health at the University of York, and Dr Tim Leighton, director of professional education and research at Action on Addiction.

See our guidance on substance misuse here: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng64

Dec 01 2020

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World Evidence-Based Heathcare Day – from evidence to impact

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This is a special edition of the NICE Talks podcast to celebrate the inaugural World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day on Tuesday 20 October 2020.

NICE is an official partner for World EBHC Day and the theme of this year’s event is ‘from evidence to impact’.

Dr Adriana Robayo from the Colombia Instituto de Evaluacion de Tecnologias en Salud (Institute of Health Technology Assessment) joins our host – NICE International’s Pilar Pinilla-Dominguez – to discuss the challenges in adopting an evidence-based approach to improving health outcomes.

To find out more about World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day visit https://worldebhcday.org/

Oct 19 2020

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Care of women and their babies during labour and birth

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2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nursing and midwifery impact us all at some point in our lives and this year is a great opportunity to celebrate their work. We speak to Zeenath Uddin, Head of Quality and Safety at the Royal College of Midwifery, and Leanne Howlett, Service User Chair of Coventry and Warwickshire MVP, about the role of midwives in maternity care.

Oct 09 2020

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Should a chronic condition, such as type 1 diabetes, prevent regular exercise?

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In this month's podcast we'll be looking at whether a long term chronic condition such as type 1 diabetes should prevent regular exercise.

We speak with Chris Bright, a Welsh International Futsal player, who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 20 years; Professor Partha Kar a Consultant Endocrinologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and a
National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, for NHS England; and chiropractor Peter Dixon, President of the Royal College of Chiropractors and NICE Fellow.

In this podcast we discuss the NICE recommendations on physical activity for those with type 1 diabetes - https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng17/chapter/1-Recommendations#physical-activity

Mar 05 2020

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Why you should get the flu jab

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In this month’s podcast we’ll be looking at the influenza virus. How can we increase uptake of the flu jab? Why is it important to spread awareness of the flu and the ways you can protect yourself?

We speak with Dr Nisha Jayatilleke, national speciality advisor for immunisations at NHS England and NHS improvement, as well as Jess Eagelton, policy officer at the British Lung Foundation. Also featuring in this podcast is Patricia Campbell, flu lead and support to occupational health at St George’s Hospital NHS FT.

In this podcast we discuss the NICE guidelines on increasing flu uptake - https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng103

Feb 03 2020

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Looking back at 2019: a year in review at NICE

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This year we've celebrated our 20th anniversary, held our annual conference in Manchester, and produced over 200 pieces of guidance and advice. With much to be proud of, in this episode of NICE Talks we'll be speaking to Sir David Haslam, Sir Andrew Dillon, Jeanette Kusel, and Dr Paul Chrisp, as they reflect on 2019 and our plans for the new year.

Dec 20 2019

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How is prostate cancer managed and treated?

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In the UK, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men with 1 in 8 expected to develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. We speak to Dr Waqaar Shah, chair of the NICE prostate cancer guideline and Laura James, Clinical Services Lead, Prostate Cancer UK about the treatment and support available.

Transcript on request.

Nov 04 2019

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Breast Cancer: The significance of family history and looking for early warning signs

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How much does family history affect the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer and what are the early warning signs? We speak to Professor Andrew Wardley, Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist at The Christie Hospital, Manchester, and Geneva Rhodes, a current patient at The Christie and patient advocate.

Sep 30 2019

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How should we care for people with dementia?

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What are the early warning signs of dementia and how important is an early diagnosis? Guests include Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK and Lesley Carter, Clinician lead at Age UK.

You can find our guidance here:
Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers - https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng97
Dementia quality standard [QS184] - https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs184

Sep 02 2019

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Maternal and child nutrition, how do we get it right?

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What is a healthy diet during pregnancy and how can we make sure our newborns have the best start in life? To find out we speak to Judith Jones who worked on our maternal and child nutrition quality standard and Orla Hugueniot, who is a senior campaign nutritionist at Public Health England.

You can find our guidance here:
- Maternal and child nutrition quality standard: https://bit.ly/1KVtYu2
- Maternal and child nutrition public health guideline: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph11

Aug 01 2019

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What is melanoma and how can I prevent it?

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Sunshine helps us give that much needed vitamin D, however, too much exposure can cause sunburn and even certain skin cancers such as melanoma.

How do we prevent melanoma? How do we recognise the symptoms? We speak to Dr Juber Hafiji, a consultant dermatologist and spokesperson for the British Skin foundation to learn more.

We also hear from Professor Julia Newton-Bishop, who is a clinician scientist leading the Melanoma Research Group at the University of Leeds and Richard Jackson who was successfully treated for malignant melanoma in 2006. They both worked with us on the NICE melanoma guideline: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng14

Jun 26 2019

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