The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recently published a draft guideline regarding the use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for people with motor neurone disease (MND)living in England and Wales.
According to the MND Association, NIV can have a major impact on quality of life issues as well as the length of survival for those with the neurological disease.
It explained that the draft clinical guideline is the result of years of lobbying by the MND Association to improve services for respiration in people living with the condition and the charity's national care director Heidi Macleod was in the Guideline Development Group.
NICE has published the guideline on its website for consultation, which anyone can comment on, with a closing date of March 14th.
Last month, the MND Association was selected as the charity of choice for the Midlands Co-operative Society's staff this year, following its election for donations between 2010 and 2011.
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