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Ulcerative colitis: management (CG166)

This guideline covers the care and treatment of adults, children and young people who have ulcerative colitis (UC). It aims to help professionals to provide consistent high-quality care and it highlights the importance of advice and support for people with ulcerative colitis.

Clinical guideline Published June 2013

Physical health of people in prison (NG57)

This guideline covers assessing, diagnosing and managing physical health problems of people in prison. It aims to improve health and wellbeing in the prison population by promoting more coordinated care and more effective approaches to prescribing, dispensing and supervising medicines.

NICE guideline Published November 2016

Familial hypercholesterolaemia

Everything NICE has said on familial hypercholesterolaemia in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published August 2013 Last updated July 2018

Stop smoking interventions and services (NG92)

This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12. It aims to ensure that everyone who smokes is advised and encouraged to stop and given the support they need. It emphasises the importance of targeting vulnerable groups who find smoking cessation hard or who smoke a lot.

NICE guideline Published March 2018

Cerebral palsy in under 25s: assessment and management (NG62)

This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing and managing cerebral palsy in children and young people from birth up to their 25th birthday. It aims to make sure they get the care and treatment they need for the developmental and clinical comorbidities associated with cerebral palsy, so that they can be as active and independent as possible.

NICE guideline Published January 2017

Domestic violence and abuse

Everything NICE has said on identifying, preventing and reducing domestic violence and abuse in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2014 Last updated August 2017

Alcohol-use disorders

Everything NICE has said on preventing, diagnosing and managing alcohol-related disorders in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated November 2018

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in people aged 16 and over in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011

Surgical site infection (QS49)

This quality standard covers preventing and treating surgical site infections. It covers adults, young people and children having a surgical procedure that involves a cut to the skin in all healthcare settings. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published October 2013

Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system (NG66)

This guideline covers assessing, diagnosing and managing mental health problems in adults (aged 18 and over) who are in contact with the criminal justice system. It aims to improve mental health and wellbeing in this population by establishing principles for assessment and management, and promoting more coordinated care planning and service organisation across the criminal justice system.

NICE guideline Published March 2017

Preventing excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes (QS117)

This quality standard covers reducing the health risks (including preventable deaths) associated with cold homes. It includes identifying people at risk who are particularly vulnerable to the cold, such as young children, older people, and people with cardiovascular disease or mental health problems. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2016

Obesity: working with local communities (PH42)

This guideline covers how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks, can help prevent people from becoming overweight or obese or help them lose weight. It aims to support sustainable and community-wide action to achieve this.

Public health guideline Published November 2012 Last updated June 2017

Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people (QS59)

This quality standard covers recognising and managing antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published April 2014

Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management (CG127)

This guideline covers identifying and treating primary hypertension (high blood pressure) in people aged 18 and over. It aims to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes by helping healthcare professionals to diagnose hypertension accurately and treat it effectively. It also aims to reduce unnecessary treatment by improving the way blood pressure is measured.

Clinical guideline Published August 2011 Last updated November 2016

Alitretinoin for the treatment of severe chronic hand eczema (TA177)

Evidence-based recommendatrions on alitretinoin (Toctino) for treating severe chronic hand eczema in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2009

Oral health improvement for local authorities and their partners

Everything NICE has said on oral health improvement strategies for local authorities and their partners in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2014 Last updated September 2018

Venous thromboembolism in adults: reducing the risk in hospital (QS3)

This quality standard covers reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults who are in hospital. VTE includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. It covers people admitted as inpatients and those admitted to a hospital bed as day-case patients, including women who are pregnant and women after childbirth. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2010 Last updated March 2018

Obesity: identification, assessment and management (CG189)

This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing obesity in children (aged 2 years and over), young people and adults. It aims to improve the use of bariatric surgery and very-low-calorie diets to help people who are obese to reduce their weight.

Clinical guideline Published November 2014

Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis and management of angina and myocardial infarction (TA73)

Evidence-based recommendations on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) for diagnosing and managing angina and myocardial infarction (MI)

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2003 Last updated July 2011

Stable angina: management (CG126)

This guideline covers managing stable angina in people aged 18 and over. It outlines the importance of addressing the person’s concerns about stable angina and the roles of medical therapy and revascularisation.

Clinical guideline Published July 2011 Last updated August 2016

Constipation

Everything NICE has said on constipation in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published January 2013 Last updated January 2019

Donor breast milk banks

Everything NICE has said on the operation of donor breast milk bank services in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published April 2013 Last updated July 2018

Smoking: harm reduction (PH45)

This guideline covers reducing harm from smoking. It aims to help people, particularly those who are highly dependent on nicotine, who:

Public health guideline Published June 2013 Last updated July 2013

Spondyloarthritis (QS170)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis in adults aged 16 and over. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2018

Physical activity for children and young people (PH17)

This guideline covers promoting physical activity for children and young people aged under 18 at home, preschool, school and in the community. It includes raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity, listening to what children and young people want, planning and providing spaces and facilities, and helping families build physical activity into their daily lives.

Public health guideline Published January 2009

Bisphosphonates for treating osteoporosis (TA464)

Evidence-based recommendations on bisphosphonates (alendronic acid; ibandronic acid; risedronate sodium; zoledronic acid) for treating osteoporosis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2017 Last updated February 2018

Medicines optimisation

Everything NICE has said on shared decision-making and processes to optimise medicines and support adherence in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2015 Last updated June 2018

Obesity: clinical assessment and management (QS127)

This quality standard covers assessing and managing obesity in adults, young people and children, including referral for specialist care and bariatric (weight loss) surgery. It includes people who are obese and have, or are at risk of, other medical conditions. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2016

Physical activity: exercise referral schemes (PH54)

This guideline covers exercise referral schemes for people aged 19 and older, in particular, those who are inactive or sedentary. The aim is to encourage people to be physically active.

Public health guideline Published September 2014

Neuropathic pain in adults: pharmacological management in non-specialist settings (CG173)

This guideline covers managing neuropathic pain (nerve pain) with pharmacological treatments (drugs) in adults in non-specialist settings. It aims to improve quality of life for people with conditions such as neuralgia, shingles and diabetic neuropathy by reducing pain and promoting increased participation in all aspects of daily living. The guideline sets out how drug treatments for neuropathic pain differ from traditional pain management.

Clinical guideline Published November 2013 Last updated April 2018

Prostate cancer

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and treating prostate cancer in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2011 Last updated November 2018

Lesinurad for treating chronic hyperuricaemia in people with gout (TA506)

Evidence-based recommendations on lesinurad (Zurampic) for treating chronic hyperuricaemia (too much uric acid/urate in blood) in adults with gout

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2018

Abemaciclib with an aromatase inhibitor for previously untreated, hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA563)

Evidence-based recommendations on abemaciclib (Verzenios) for treating locally advanced or metastatic, hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2019

Dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Everything NICE has said on investigating and managing dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published September 2014 Last updated October 2018

Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management (NG65)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis that is suspected or confirmed in adults who are 16 years or older. It aims to raise awareness of the features of spondyloarthritis and provide clear advice on what action to take when people with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.

NICE guideline Published February 2017 Last updated June 2017

Cardiovascular disease: risk assessment and reduction, including lipid modification (CG181)

This guideline covers the assessment and care of adults who are at risk of or who have cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people who are at risk of cardiovascular problems including people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. It describes the lifestyle changes people can make and how statins can be used to reduce their risk.

Clinical guideline Published July 2014 Last updated September 2016

Healthcare-associated infections (QS113)

This quality standard covers preventing and controlling infections in hospitals and other secondary care settings that develop because of treatment or from being in a healthcare setting (healthcare-associated infections). It includes monitoring, responsibilities, and policies and procedures in secondary care organisations to reduce the risk of infection in patients, staff and visitors. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2016

Lung cancer: diagnosis and management (CG121)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancers in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve outcomes for patients by raising awareness of causes, symptoms and signs of lung cancer and ensuring testing, treatment and follow-up care is consistent.

Clinical guideline Published April 2011

Secondary prevention after a myocardial infarction (QS99)

This quality standard covers preventing further cardiovascular disease after a myocardial infarction (heart attack). It includes assessment and cardiac rehabilitation. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2015

Mirabegron for treating symptoms of overactive bladder (TA290)

Evidence-based recommendations on mirabegron (Betmiga) for treating the symptoms of overactive bladder

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2013

Spondyloarthritis

Everything NICE has said on diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis in people aged 16 and over in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published February 2017 Last updated March 2019

Preoperative tests

Everything NICE has said on routine preoperative tests for people over 16 having elective surgery in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2014 Last updated October 2018

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management (QS11)

This quality standard covers identifying and supporting adults and young people (aged 10 and over) who may have an alcohol problem, and caring for people with alcohol-related health problems, such as alcohol dependence or Wernicke's encephalopathy. It also covers support for their families and carers. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2011