NICE Talks podcast

NICE Talks

National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE Talks is the podcast from UK's National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Our podcast brings the stories behind our NICE's work to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services through evidence-based guidance. Subscribe on your favourite podcast platform:

36 Episodes

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    The NICE methods & process review: what it means for patients, the NHS and industry


    In this month's podcast, we discuss our health technology evaluation methods, processes and topic selection consultation. We chat with NICE's deputy chief executive and director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, Meindert Boysen, and Victoria Barrett from The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry. They talk about what the proposals mean for patients, the NHS and industry, and whether they go far enough.
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    Shared decision making: why is it so important?


    In our monthly podcast we discuss with Prof Gillian Leng, NICE chief executive, and Marie Burnham, guideline committee chair, why shared decision making is such a vital part of healthcare and the work that went into developing such an important guideline.
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    Chronic Pain: First do no harm


    NICE’s recent recommendations in its guideline on the assessment and management of chronic pain have generated a lot of debate. In this episode, we talk with two member of the committee who developed the guideline recommendations. They are Cathy Stannard, a pain consultant in Gloucestershire and who was the clinical lead on the NICE chronic pain guideline committee. And Colin Wilkinson, who was a lay member on the guideline committee.
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    Why should you take part in the NICE process review?


    This month we discuss why everyone with an interest in what NICE does should take part in the process review consultation. We're joined by Jennifer Prescott, programme director in the centre for health technology evaluation at NICE and Eric Low, of Eric Low Consulting and the former chief executive of Myeloma UK. You can take part in the consultation at:
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    How does NICE work with patients and patient groups?


    Each NICE committee contains at least two patient or patient group representatives. In this episode we find out how NICE's Public Involvement Programme works with these lay members to support their work with NICE and discover what it's like to be a patient representative on a committee. Joining host Matthew Brown are Laura Norburn, senior operations manager for NICE's Public Involvement Programme and Jo Jerrome, chief executive of Thrombosis UK.
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    Digital Health Technologies: Evaluation, adoption and the NHS


    How are NICE and the government working to ensure digital health technologies reach NHS patients? We speak with Lord James Bethell of Romford, the Department of Health and Social Care's minister for innovation and Meindert Boysen, NICE deputy chief executive and director of the centre for health technology evaluation.
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    2020 - A Year in Review


    As 2020 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at our biggest challenges and achievements this year, and what we’re most looking forward to in the years ahead. In this episode we speak with Professor Gillian Leng, our chief executive, and our new chairman, Sharmila Nebhrajani, OBE, as they reflect on 2020 and look forward to the years ahead.
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    Substance abuse and addiction


    In this episode of NICE Talks, we look at substance abuse and addiction. What can we do to prevent it, and how can we treat addiction? We speak to Professor Jim McCambridge, professor of addictive behaviours and public health at the University of York, and Dr Tim Leighton, director of professional education and research at Action on Addiction. See our guidance on substance misuse here:
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    World Evidence-Based Heathcare Day – from evidence to impact


    This is a special edition of the NICE Talks podcast to celebrate the inaugural World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day on Tuesday 20 October 2020. NICE is an official partner for World EBHC Day and the theme of this year’s event is ‘from evidence to impact’. Dr Adriana Robayo from the Colombia Instituto de Evaluacion de Tecnologias en Salud (Institute of Health Technology Assessment) joins our host – NICE International’s Pilar Pinilla-Dominguez – to discuss the challenges in adopting an evidence-based approach to improving health outcomes. To find out more about World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day visit
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    Care of women and their babies during labour and birth


    2020 has been designated by the World Health Organisation as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nursing and midwifery impact us all at some point in our lives and this year is a great opportunity to celebrate their work. We speak to Zeenath Uddin, Head of Quality and Safety at the Royal College of Midwifery, and Leanne Howlett, Service User Chair of Coventry and Warwickshire MVP, about the role of midwives in maternity care.

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