New NICE guideline to help people take control of their asth
Dr. Ahmed Farooq
Via: PlexusMD
New NICE guideline to help people take control of their asthma could save the NHS millions
The draft guidance, now out for public consultation, calls for a change in how medicines are offered, a move NICE says could save the NHS millions of pounds.

According to Asthma UK the NHS spends around £1 billion a year treating and caring for people with asthma. And around 4.5 million people in England are receiving treatment for the condition.

NICE has said people should get a 7 pence a day tablet earlier than current practice. It estimates that every 10,000 people who take up the new recommendation could save £3 million a year.

Professor Mark Baker, director of the NICE centre for guidelines said: “With this new guideline we want to give clear guidance on how health professionals can help people take control of their symptoms so they can live life to the fullest....

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/new-nice-guideline-to-help-people-take-control-of-their-asthma-could-save-the-nhs-millions
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