NICE Bites

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre (NWMi). It began in response to requests from colleagues in primary care for a summarised form of NICE guidance which was easily accessible. The first issue of NICE Bites was published in January 2009 and we have now published over 100 issues.

NICE Bites:

  • includes key recommendations from NICE guidelines including sections such as diagnosis, prescribing, monitoring, and information and advice for patients. Users are signposted to other sections of the guidance.
  • aims to publish a topic within 3 months of NICE publication date,
  • does not cover every NICE guideline – this is an editorial decision,
  • does not include subsequent updates to the NICE guideline. Users are advised to go to www.nice.nhs.uk to check for any updates.

If you would like to join the NICE Bites mailing list to receive email notification when an edition is published, please email nwmedinfo@nhs.uk.

NICE Bites Issues


Nov 2019 Issue 123 – Cannabis-based medicinal products


Oct 2019 Issue 122 – Cellulitis


Sep 2019 Issue 121 – Pneumonia


Jul/Aug 2019 Issue 120 – Hypertension


Jun 2019 Issue 119 – Ulcerative Colitis


May 2019 Issue 118 – Crohn’s Disease


Apr 2019 Issue 117 – Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women


Mar 2019 Issue 116 – Bronchietasis and Cough


Feb 2019 Issue 115 – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Jan 2019 Issue 114 – Urinary Tract Infections


Dec 2018 Issue 113 – Prostatitis


Nov 2018 Issue 112 – Chronic Heart Failure


Oct 2018 Issue 111 – Dementia


Sep 2018 Issue 110 – Lyme Disease


Jul/Aug 2018 Issue 109 – Rheumatoid Arthritis in Adults


Jun 2018 Issue 108 – Heavy Menstrual Bleeding


May 2018 Issue 107 – Respiratory Tract Infections (acute) – antimicrobial prescribing


Apr 2018 Issue 106 – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Mar 2018 Issue 105 – Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


Feb 2018 Issue 104 – Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)


Jan 2018 Issue 103 – Asthma


Dec 2017 Issue 102 – Glaucoma


Nov 2017 Issue 101a – Sinusitis (Acute) Antimicrobial Prescribing


Sep/Oct 2017 Issue 100 – Osteoporosis Assessing the Risk of Fragility Fracture


Jul/Aug 2017 Issue 99 – Parkinson’s Disease in Adults


Jun 2017 Issue 98 – Eating Disorders Recognition and Treatment


May 2017 Issue 97 – Cerebral Palsy in Under 25s


Apr 2017 Issue 96 – Managing Medicines for Adults Receiving Social Care in the Community


Mar 2017 Issue 95 – Spondyloarthritis in Over 16s


Feb 2017 Issue 93 – Antimicrobial stewardship: changing risk-related behaviours in the general population


Jan 2017 Issue 93 – Low Back Pain and Sciatica


For links to older editions of NICE Bites please see NICE Bites Index below

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