News & Information For Arrhythmia Clinicians
|KardiaMobile for detecting atrial fibrillation - January 2022|
Originally published in March 2017, this revised guidance continues to recommend ENDURALIFE powered CRT-D devices. However, the costings have now been updated to reflect the lastest data. These data show the devices continue to be cost-effective.
|NICE guideline - Shared decision-making (NG197) - June 2021|
Please note that NICE have amended the recommendation in the Atrial fibrillation guideline on using the ORBIT score to assess bleeding risk so that it links to a calculation tool that includes the full list of criteria, including reduced haemoglobin, reduced haematocrit and history of anaemia. The recommendation previously contained a link to a tool which didn’t include the full criteria.
|Chronic Heart Failure: Management of chronic heart failure in adults in primary and secondary care (update) - March 2018|
|Surveillance report 2017 – Atrial
fifibrillation: management (2014) NICE guideline CG180
|New indicators to be added to the NICE indicator menu for general practice - August 2017|
|Falls in older people QS86- March 2015|
|Transient loss of consciousness
('blackouts') in over 16s- October 2014
|Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention CG161- June 2013|
|AliveCor Heart Monitor and AliveECG app (Kardia Mobile) for detecting atrial fifibrillation|
NICE Guidelines- Anticoagulants
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View guidance relating to cardiac arrhythmias
September 2014: Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system and the INRatio2 PT/INR monitor) (DG14)
June 2014: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy for arrhythmias and heart failure (review of TA95 and TA120)
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|International Guidelines for Active Standing Test Procedure|
The Government’s mandate to NHS England for 2017-18
The NHS has a unique place at the heart of our society and is – by some distance – the institution that makes us most proud to be British.
It is because of this that the 2017-18 mandate to NHS England goes further than ever before to ensure that we not only deliver the best care and support to today’s NHS patients, but also deliver the reform and renewal needed to sustain the NHS for the future.
New specialised commissioning consultation launched
NHS England has today launched a consultation on four related policies that describe how NHS England will make decisions on funding for treatments that are not currently routinely commissioned. The four policies are: in-year service developments, individual funding requests, funding experimental and unproven treatments, and continuing funding after clinical trials.
A separate consultation - https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-programmes/nice-guidance/nice-technology-appraisal-guidance/consultation-on-changes-to-technology-appraisals-and-highly-specialised-technologies has also been launched today by NICE and NHS England jointly on changes to the arrangements for evaluating and funding drugs and other health technologies appraised through NICE’s Technology Appraisal (TA) and Highly Specialised Technologies (HST) programmes.