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NICE plans new standard for fetal alcohol disorders

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 13 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2186
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A quality standard on fetal alcohol disorders is set to be developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The announcement came as a charity’s report showed that clinical commissioning groups are failing to commission services for people with neurodevelopmental disorders arising from exposure to alcohol in the womb.1

The Department of Health and Social Care informed the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) that the quality standard will be based on Scottish guidelines published in April.2 The MPs were discussing Crisis in Commissioning,1 the report published by the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome-UK (NOFAS-UK).

For its report the charity sent …

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