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NICE is told to halt work on 19 public health topics

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7306
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

The UK government has asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to stop working on guidance on six public health topics and “to put on hold” work on a further 13.

NICE has been told to abandon its guidance on preventing road injuries in children and young people; spatial planning for health (changing the physical environment to improve health); policies for smoke free homes and cars; support for people buying nicotine replacement products; and what commissioners and local authorities can do to combat trade in illicit tobacco products.

Changes to the NICE workload follow the publication of the public health white paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People …

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