NICE Guidelines June 2020
There has been one guideline, one medtech innovation briefing and one evidence summary related to COVID-19 published in June 2020 by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence which has impact upon primary care.
The Vitamin D for COVID-19 evidence summary has been published. The evidence summary notes that there is no evidence supporting the use of taking vitamin D supplements to specifically prevent or treat COVID-19. It recommends that everyone should continue to follow UK Government advice on daily vitamin D supplementation to maintain bone and muscle health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinicians should be aware of these guidelines and implement any necessary changes to their practice.
CKS June 2020
During the month of June 2020, the following Clinical Knowledge Summaries were published or updated:
The Vitiligo topic has undergone a major restructure and recommendations have been updated in line with current evidence. The topic has now moved in line with the CKS layout and the prescribing information section directs readers to the CKS topic Corticosteroids – topical (skin), nose and eyes.
Clinicians can use the updated and new information when reviewing patients.
The information in the Prescribing News section has been adapted from the Prescribing Advice for GPs blog
This section has been adapted from www.prescriber.org.uk