Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management Quality Standard | Update by NICE
Today an updated NICE quality standard has been published which covers identifying and supporting adults and young people (aged 10 and over) who may have an alcohol-use disorder. PTSD UK were grateful to be chosen as stakeholders in this piece of work.
- Give healthcare professionals recommendations for the best treatment of patients.
- Help to develop standards for assessing healthcare professionals’ clinical practices.
- Be used in the process of education and training healthcare professionals.
- Enable patients to make better decisions from an informed position.
- Improve communication between patients and healthcare professionals.
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