Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides

NICE: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently published final guidance on the use of inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in children under the age of 12.  This is part of the Institute’s multiple technology appraisal (STA) work programme.
Press release ~ Inhaled corticosteroids (children) guidance ~ Children’s NSF Asthma Exemplar
 
DH: Care Services Minister Ivan Lewis has welcomed the publication of Work Matters: Vocational Navigation for Occupational Therapy Staff, which is designed to:
* help occupational therapy staff recognise the importance of work as an integral part of an individual's recovery
* provide information on how to assist patients to take charge of their own return to work and
* help establish effective partnerships with other service providers
 
Copies are being sent to all 29,000 members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists and it is intended that an electronic web based version will also be made available for any health professional wanting to improve their ability to provide vocational advice to patients.
Press release ~ College of Occupational Therapists (COT) ~ National Social Inclusion Programme ~ Social Exclusion Unit report: Mental Health and Social Exclusion

OGC: The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is promoting its Next Generation Networks Procurement Standards, Guidance and Model Clauses to ensure that the Next Generation Networks (NGNs) which are used to deliver telecommunication services in the public sector are reliable & robust – See ‘In the News’ above.
: The is promoting its to ensure that the which are used to deliver telecommunication services in the public sector are reliable & robust – See ‘In the News’ above.
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