This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin from the North West Medicines Information Centre which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance.  NICE Bites No 91, Oct/Nov 2016 includes two topics:

  • Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities (NICE NG54). Sections covered include: General principles of care, annual health check, identification and referral for assessment, assessment, and pharmacological interventions.
  • Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities (NICE NG11). Sections covered include: General principles, annual health check, early identification, initial assessment, pharmacological treatment, and interventions for sleep problems.