Equality and Human Rights Consultation - NICE CG 79 - Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: management - ADDENDUM

Consultation opened on 09 December 2015. Closing date 19 January 2016.


NICE guidance is designed and developed for the NHS in England and is therefore not automatically applicable to Northern Ireland. On 1 July 2006 the Department established links with NICE whereby all technology appraisals and clinical guidelines published from that date are locally reviewed for applicability to Northern Ireland and, where appropriate, are endorsed for implementation in health and social care. THE LOCAL REVIEW DOES NOT REASSESS THE CLINICAL AND COST EVIDENCE USED BY NICE IN FORMING ITS ADVICE. This link has ensured that Northern Ireland has access to up-to-date, independent, professional, evidence-based guidance on the value of health care interventions.


Consultation description

NICE has recently published an addendum to their guidance on Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: management.  The addendum to this guidance has added recommendations on hand exercise programmes. (Section 1.3, recommendations and As this guidance has previously been endorsed by the Department, comments are only being sought on the addendum.

Guidance for the consultation can be found on the NICE website

The closing date for responses is Tuesday 19th January 2016.

This Information will be used to inform the Equality Screening.

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