FSRH CEU Statement regarding the decision of NICE not to update LARC guidelines

Posted 24 October 2017

Date: 24 Oct 2017

Type: FSRH Clinical Guidance and Clinical Statements

This statement addresses NICE’s decision not to update their LARC guideline and provides clinicians with information and guidance regarding changes in LARC over the past years.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has decided not to update their 2005 guidance on long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) at this time because changes to the current recommendations are not required.


However, there have been some updates over the past 12 years regarding LARC that are reflected in FSRH guidance but not in the 2005 NICE document. The FSRH CEU has summarised these in a statement to support clinicians who provide LARC.