Using NICE-recommended screening tests in primary care can help ensure people with alcohol-use disorders are identified and offered appropriate treatment, according to latest research. New research by University College London suggests that GPs are not using these tests leading to many cases of harmful or hazardous drinking being missed.
NHS urged to tackle antibiotic resistance
The NHS is being urged to tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance by cutting back on unnecessary use of the drugs. NICE's guidance on the prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory tract infections, an area where antibiotics are often over prescribed, states that a no-antibiotic, or delayed antibiotic strategy should be used to treat people with infections.