Pneumonia: Diagnosis and Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th June 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NICE Guideline Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management (CG191) will be reinstated, following its withdrawal in 2020 from active circulation.

Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the withdrawal of the NICE Guideline Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management (CG191) on clinical practice.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) plans to commence the update of the guideline in summer 2022. NICE advises that for managing COVID-19 pneumonia and identifying and treating bacterial pneumonia secondary to COVID-19, healthcare professionals should follow recommendations in ‘COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19’. For guidance on managing bacterial pneumonia not secondary to COVID-19, healthcare professionals should follow NICE’s guidelines on ‘Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing’ and ‘Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing’. No specific assessment has been made of the impact of the withdrawal of ‘Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management’.

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