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GPC demand NICE withdraw guidance on skin cancer

8th October 2008

The GPC has demanded the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) withdraw its guidance on skin cancer.

The guidance precludes GPs from excising even low risk basal cell carcinomas, a recommendation the GPC feels is 'out of proportion to the condition being treated'. The GPC says the NICE advice is forcing GPs out of minor surgery and proving 'unworkable' for Primary Care Trusts with at least one PCT having abandoned early attempts to implement the guidance because of collapsing confidence in it.


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