March 30th 2020

NICE published a new quality standard in January 2020, ‘QS190 Flu vaccination: increasing uptake’, which covers increasing the uptake of flu vaccination among people who are eligible (not including those aged 65 and over). One of the quality statements made is that health and social care staff who have direct contact with people using services should receive the flu vaccine, and that it is the responsibility of their employer to do so…

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January 29th 2018

This NICE guideline provides recommendations on symptom management (pain, breathlessness, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, delirium, agitation and noisy respiratory secretions) and maintaining hydration in adult patients receiving palliative care during the last days of life (two to three). The recommendations included in this guideline include: Recognising when people are entering…

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