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Endorsed resources

The table below lists resources we have endorsed.

Resource name
Description
Resource producer
Endorsement statement
Endorsement date
Related guidance or quality
standard
Referral guidance for suspected cancer in children and young people A document intended to provide information on suspected cancer, specifically for children and young people. It is recognised that there are several differences in the presentation, referral pathways and care of children with cancer compared to those of adults. It is primarily intended for primary care professionals looking after young patients but could also be helpful for general secondary care paediatricians, acute paediatricians, and parents. Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG) View statement April 2021 NG12
GatewayC - Oesophageal Cancer Early Diagnosis course The resource is part of a series of online learning resources, for primary care healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The resources are fully funded by Health Education England. GatewayC (owned by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust) View statement April 2021 NG12
GatewayC - Ovarian Cancer Early Diagnosis course The resource is part of a series of online learning resources, for primary care healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The resources are fully funded by Health Education England. GatewayC (owned by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust) View statement February 2021 NG12
Level 2 needle and syringe programme practitioner training The resource is a training course on the needle and syringe programme and is intended mainly for health and social care practitioners working with service users who inject drugs. Exchange Supplies Ltd View statement February 2021 PH52
Symptomatic Breast Referral Resource Suite (SBRRS) A referral pack for suspected or symptomatic breast cancer, including a referral template, data collection template, referral request letter and a letter for patients that includes details of the triple diagnostic assessment. The pack can be housed in standard clinical systems and is also available via a download link. Brighton and Sussex Universities NHS Trust View statement January 2021 NG12
QS12
Decision support tools for use in primary care by people with musculoskeletal conditions (knee problems, hip problems, shoulder problems, back problems and sciatica) The resource is a suite of decision support tools for use in consultations between patients and GPs, for common musculoskeletal problems. They cover two scenarios for each condition - primary care or self-care, and considering a referral. The tools also contain sections for patients to note things they need help with or would like to discuss, and a record of the decision made. Versus Arthritis View statement December 2020 CG177
QS87
NG59
QS155
A guide for GPs: referring people under the age of 50 for bowel cancer investigation (PDF) A factsheet for GPs on monitoring and referring people under the age of 50 with bowel problems for further investigation. It aims to give GPs confidence and support in recognising symptoms that could be bowel cancer in younger people, with the overall aim of improving early diagnosis, in line with NG12. Bowel Cancer UK View statement November 2020 NG12
QS124
Level 1 Needle and Syringe Programme Practitioner Training The resource is a training course on the needle and syringe programme and is intended mainly for health and social care practitioners working with service users who inject drugs. Exchange Supplies Ltd View statement November 2020 PH52
Dialysis: Making the right choices for you. The Dialysis Decision Aid Booklet The resource provides information on the different types of dialysis, supporting patients in making informed decisions along with healthcare professionals about renal replacement therapy. Kidney Research UK and the University of Leeds View statement April 2020 NG107
Safer prescribing of controlled drugs (schedule 2,3), hypnotics and sedatives in primary care The resource is intended to be used by healthcare prescribers in primary care settings in consultation with patients. It consists of a guidance document, containing instructions on how to develop safer prescribing templates, with examples as well as an audit protocol. Safer Prescribing View statement October 2020

NG5

NG46

Stopping Antidepressants (PDF) A patient information booklet aimed at people taking antidepressants, who are considering stopping taking them in consultation with their doctor and pharmacist. It provides information on what antidepressants are, withdrawal symptoms, and how to stop taking them with example tapering plans. Royal College of Psychiatrists View statement October 2020 CG90
A dialysis and conservative care decision aid: living with kidney disease (PDF) The resource is designed to support people with chronic kidney disease make informed decisions about conservative care and dialysis pathways. It helps them engage in meaningful conversations with health professionals about these pathways and why one option suits a person’s life better than the other. Kidney Research Yorkshire and University of Leeds View statement October 2020 NG107
Statin intolerance national algorithm and pathway A 2-side algorithm and pathway supporting a consistent approach to managing statin intolerance across NHS organisations in England. It is for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease, who report potential intolerance to high intensity statin treatment. NHS England View statement July 2020 CG71
CG181
TA385
TA393
TA394
QS100
Cancer, fertility and me A booklet to support women with cancer to make decisions about fertility preservation treatment before they start cancer treatment. The booklet is designed for use in secondary care to support cancer and fertility professionals to have fertility discussions with women, improving shared decision-making. The booklet covers how cancer treatments affect fertility, options for fertility preservation, having discussions and making a decision. Leeds Beckett University View statement July 2020

CG156
CG138
QS73
QS55
QS15

CARDMEDIC communication flashcards Digital flashcards to help healthcare professionals communicate with COVID-19 patients, whilst wearing personal protective equipment such as masks and visors. A wide range of clinical topics, not limited to COVID-19, are available by search or an A-Z list. The tool also includes translations of most content into several languages, which also aids communication. The flashcards can be downloaded as an app, or accessed directly via the website. Card Medic Limited View statement

July 2020

Reviewed October 2020

NG159
NG163
NG168
NG171
NG173
NG175

Lung cancer and mesothelioma service guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic Service guidance for lung cancer teams during the pandemic. It covers diagnostics and staging, treatment (including curative, systemic and palliative), mesothelioma, providing information for patients, and the role of lung cancer nurse specialists. British Thoracic Society View statement

June 2020

Reviewed October 2020

NG161
PrescQIPP Hot Topics: Hydrogen peroxide 1% cream for impetigo The resource provides information on hydrogen peroxide 1% cream and its use in impetigo to support implementation of NG153. It consists of a briefing, patient leaflet and a template medicine formulary information document. It is aimed at primary healthcare professionals involved in prescribing. Additionally, there is an information leaflet aimed at patients. PrescQIPP Community Interest Company View statement May 2020 NG153
Safe prescribing and monitoring protocol for systemic immunomodulatory therapies for immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease in the context of COVID-19 (PDF) The resource is a protocol, intended for use by healthcare professionals involved in prescribing and monitoring of systemic immunomodulatory therapies for immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease, during the COVID-19 outbreak. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTFT) View statement

May 2020

Reviewed October 2020

NG169
Brain Tumour Early Diagnosis Course The resource is part of a series of online learning resources, for primary care healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. GatewayC (owned by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust) View Statement April 2020 NG12
Lipid management national treatment algorithm and pathway A 2-page algorithm and pathway to provide a consistent approach to lipid management and modification across NHS organisations in England. It covers primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis, risk assessment, prescribing and monitoring. NHS England View Statement April 2020

CG71
CG172
CG181
TA393
TA394
TA385
QS41
QS100

GatewayC Lung Cancer - Early Diagnosis course The resource is part of a series of online learning resources, for primary care healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. GatewayC (owned by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust) View statement April 2020 NG12
UTI Rapid Update Quiz A PowerPoint quiz aimed at prescribers to update their knowledge on prescribing and management for adults with suspected urinary tract infection. It focuses on issues that are not well known in the view of the developers (which include a variety of prescribers), and where NICE recommendations may change current practice. Common infections working group View statement March 2020 NG109
NG111
NG112
NG113
CG54
QS90
PET-CT Reporting Training Programme (Lymphoma, Head and Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oesophageal Cancer modules)

The Christie PET-CT Academy provides e-learning for consultant radiologists and radiology fellows trained in cross sectional computed tomographic (CT) imaging to read, interpret, report and review PET-CT oncology scans. Modules are provided for different body areas and are supported by teaching cases and questions covering the key learning points.

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust View statement February 2020

NG52
NG36
NG122
NG83

Bradford Medication Support Guidance

The booklet is aimed at home support (domiciliary) providers who offer medication support to people receiving care in the community. It is intended to be used by social care providers under contractual arrangements with the council. Other non-contractual providers are welcome to access the policy.

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: Department of Health and Wellbeing View statement January 2020

NG67

'Low mood: Help or support in the NHS i-THRIVE Grid’ and ‘Low mood: Support outside the NHS i-THRIVE Grid'

The resource comprises 2 patient decision aids for use in consultations with people who have low mood and their parents or carers (if applicable). It provides information on the different kinds of support available in the NHS and outside the NHS, along with the potential benefits and risks of those options.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust View statement Renewed January 2020

NG134

Quality improvement – urinary tract infection (QI-UTI)

A series of short audits aimed at primary care, to improve compliance with NICE guidance on the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections. Each audit item contains a measure, an excerpt of the relevant NICE advice, a method for conducting the audit, and supporting clinical or prescribing information where relevant.

Dr Tessa Lewis, GP (resource hosted by Public Health Wales) View statement January 2020

NG15
NG109
NG111
NG112
NG113
CG139
QS90
QS121

Managing Malnutrition in COPD

The aim of the guide is to assist healthcare professionals in identifying patients with COPD who are at high, medium or low risk of malnutrition and assist them in providing appropriate nutrition support dependent on risk category.

The Malnutrition Pathway View statement Renewed December 2019

NG115
QS24
CG32

S.M.A.R.T. - Skin Moisture Alert Reporting Tool

A leaflet for healthcare professionals as well as carers looking after people with Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD). It provides a quick reference guide for the categorisation of MASD and generic treatment protocols.

Medicareplus International Ltd View statement December 2019

CG179
NG123
CG49

Surgical Site Infection Prevention Video Series

Three short videos advising patients on reducing the risk of wound infection, what causes wound infection, and how to care for their wound.

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust View statement Renewed December 2019

NG125
QS49

Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme implementation toolkit

An implementation toolkit including practical advice and resources to help set up and run a falls management strength and balance programme. The toolkit is aimed at commissioners in CCGs, local authorities, social care and the third sector, with further advice for those running the programmes. It covers building the business case, planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation.

University of Nottingham

View statement

October 2019

CG161
QS86

Heartflow Data Protection Impact Assessment Guidance (PDF)

The resource is intended to be used by Information Governance teams within acute hospitals implementing Heartflow. Heartflow currently requires some data processing in the USA and this resource aims to ensure that appropriate Information Governance procedures are followed when it takes place.

West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN)

View statement

October 2019

MTG32
CG95

Guiding Principles for Medicines Support in the Domiciliary Care Sector - Welsh version

Guiding Principles for Medicines Support in the Domiciliary Care Sector - English version

A booklet offering a set of guiding principles, developed by a multi-sector working group, to provide a template for development of medication policies. It is directed at Welsh Health boards and Social Care leads. It aims to ensure that medication support delivery is consistent across Wales.

NHS Wales and All Wales Heads of Adults Services (AWASH) group

View statement

October 2019

NG67
NG5
QS120

Midwifery Unit Standards

The standards are a high-level framework to help establish midwifery led units to care for healthy women with straightforward pregnancies (as per CG190). They cover 10 themes including the model of care, skills and training, facilities and governance.

Midwifery Unit Network

View statement

October 2019 CG190
QS105

High blood pressure in pregnancy decision aid and graphic

This resource is designed to help people decide what treatment, if any, to have for high blood pressure whilst pregnant. It comprises a decision aid in a booklet format and a shorter version in a 2-page infographic, covering the options, possible outcomes with and without treatment, and the possible side effects of treatments. Both parts may be used in a consultation or by a woman at home after a consultation.

King’s College London (KCL), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC)

View statement

October 2019 NG133
QS35
CG138

Core skills in musculoskeletal care

The eLearning module focuses on the assessment of patients with osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, back and neck pain in primary care. It covers diagnosis, investigations, conveying information and treatment. Royal College of General Practitioners and Arthritis Research UK View statement March 2016, updated September 2019 CG177
NG100
NG59
QS33
QS87

Multiple Antenatal Care Pathway

A proforma to be used by healthcare professionals when caring for women with multiple pregnancies. It is a Word document that can be included in patient files and is downloadable from the producer’s website. The care pathway also covers a general risk assessment on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and pre-eclampsia, as well as a prompt to share multiple specific parent information with the client. It has been revised to reflect updates in the NICE guideline on multiple pregnancy (CG129). Twins Trust

View statement

May 2018, updated September 2019 NG137
QS46

Predict Prostate

A decision aid for non-metastatic prostate cancer, covering radical and conservative management. Patients can input their age, comorbidities, disease characteristics and biopsy information, which it checks against a prognostic model to predict their survival chance at 10 and 15 years. These calculations are done in the browser so no inputted data is gathered. The tool also displays information on the chance of different side effects. The University of Cambridge Academic Urology Group View statement August 2019 NG131
QS91
Low back pain patient information leaflet (PDF) A patient information leaflet illustrating different patient experiences of back pain and providing advice on what causes back pain and how to manage it. It was designed with the close involvement of a patient panel. Keele University

View statement

August 2019, updated April 2020 NG59
QS155
QS15
TrendCare TrendCare aims to provide senior nurses with the data, to enabling them to make decisions about “live” staffing levels and establishment planning. Data on ‘predicted’ versus ‘actual’ staffing requirements can be exported and viewed as a ‘live dashboard’ (hospital at a glance). This aids users in identifying opportunities to improve safety, reduce risk and potentially cost, where appropriate. Trend Care Systems UK Ltd View statement August 2019 SG1
NG4
About the NICE guideline on motor neurone disease. Information for people with or affected by MND (PDF).

The resource is a downloadable, printable patient guide to the NICE guideline on motor neurone disease. It explains what NICE guidelines are, what the NICE guideline says on different topics, and how it can help those affected by MND. It also provides links to other sources of help such as care regulators and patient liaison services.

Motor Neurone Disease Association View statement August 2019 NG42
QS126
Diagnosis of urinary tract infections (UTIs) - Quick reference tool for primary care: For consultation and local adaptation

A reference document for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections, which can be used during patient consultations with primary care prescribers. It aims to provide a simple and effective approach to the diagnosis of urinary tract infections and minimise the emergence of antibiotic resistance in the community.

Public Health England View statement October 2018, updated September 2020 NG15
NG63
NG109
NG111
CG54
NG113
QS36
QS90
Chronic heart failure in adults e-learning course An online training course in several modules, designed to support staff in implementing NG106 Chronic heart failure. It covers diagnosis, team working, pharmacological interventions, specialist management for reduced ejection fraction, and lifestyle advice. PrescQIPP Community Interest Company View statement July 2019 NG106
QS9
Care home charter for medicines A leaflet intended to be used by residents and care professionals in a care home setting to improve medication management practices for patients with dysphagia and elderly residents in general. The Patients Association View statement July 2019 SC1
QS85
NG48
QS151
‘Difficulties sitting still or concentrating: Support in the NHS i-THRIVE Grid’ and ‘Difficulties sitting still or concentrating: Support outside of the NHS (parents) i-THRIVE Grid’

Two patient decision aids for use in consultations with young people who have difficulties sitting still or concentrating (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and their parents or carers. It provides information on the different kinds of support available in the NHS and outside the NHS, along with the potential benefits and risks of those options.

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

View statement December 2017, updated May 2019 NG87
UK Sepsis Trust: screening and action tools A series of printable A4 2-page screening and action tools. It covers the ages 0-5, 5-11 and 12+ (including adults and during pregnancy) in primary care, community care, ambulance/pre-hospital care, acute care and telephone triage. UK Sepsis Trust View statement May 2019 NG51
QS161
Contraceptive choices at a glance chart A single-page decision aid for different contraceptive methods such as implants, pills and single-use methods, aimed at young people. It provides pictures and short descriptions, as well as information on efficacy, advantages and disadvantages. The Family Planning Association (FPA) View statement May 2019 CG30
PH51
QS129
Brainstrust patient guide

A patient guide to the care pathway for brain tumours in adults comprising 8 short pdf documents, from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care. It covers what may happen at each point, what the guidance says should be provided and questions people may wish to ask clinicians.

>brainstrust View statement May 2019 NG99
Quick Guide: Falls Prevention and Management in Care Homes A guide to falls prevention, risk assessment and management in care homes. The resource is aimed at care home staff and managers and includes a mix of theory, guidance and practical tools. NHS England North View statement March 2019 CG161
QS86
Cough in adults fact sheet no.7 (PDF) A patient information fact sheet about cough in adults, describing the symptoms, typical prognosis and why antibiotics are not usually needed. Self-care advice is provided along with advice on when to seek medical help. Self Care Forum View statement March 2019 NG120
CG69
Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: non-pharmacological management. A visual guide to NICE guideline NG100 (2018) for Allied Health professionals (PDF) A single-page infographic presenting the non-pharmacological options for management of rheumatoid arthritis. It is aimed at allied health professionals (principally but not exclusively Osteopaths) for quick reference. The Institute of Osteopathy View statement March 2019 NG100
eDischarge Summary Standard A discharge summary document aimed at health and care professionals involved in the discharge of patients across all health and social care settings. It is intended to be shared with GPs and the patient or carer to ensure continuity of care after discharge. The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) View statement February 2019 NG27
QS136
Benzodiazepine and Z-Drug (BZRA) Deprescribing Algorithm (PDF) An algorithm that guides a prescriber through investigating why a patient is taking a benzodiazepine or benzodiazepine receptor-agonist (‘Z-drug’) and exploring with them whether continued use or tapered deprescribing is more appropriate. It also provides advice supporting deprescribing including how to engage patients and caregivers, dose tapering and behavioural management. Bruyère Research Institute Deprescribing Guidelines Research View statement February 2019 TA77
NG5
TARGET: Treating Your Infection - Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) An information sheet on urinary tract infections aimed at women aged 65 years and over. It is used in consultation with a GP and provides information on symptoms, how to self-care and when to seek further help. It also provides information on antibiotic resistance. Public Health England View statement November 2017, updated February 2019 NG15
NG63
NG109
NG111
Osteoarthritis: assessment and non-pharmacological management in adults An infographic covering the assessment and non-pharmacological options for management of osteoarthritis in adults. It is aimed at allied health professionals (principally but not exclusively Osteopaths) for quick reference. The Institute of Osteopathy View statement February 2019 CG177
Tackling childhood constipation and overflow soiling using a macrogol laxative A video and hosting page providing information on the treatment of childhood constipation with a macrogol laxative. It is aimed at patients and their parents or carers, as well as professionals who need to provide information to patients. Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust View statement January 2019 CG99
QS62
Transforming MND care audit tool

The resource is a clinical audit tool in a spreadsheet format, covering the diagnosis and management of motor neurone disease and the support offered to patients throughout their care.

Motor Neurone Disease Association View statement November 2017, updated January 2019 NG42
QS126
Sinusitis (acute): update slide set (PowerPoint) A slide set and quiz covering antimicrobial prescribing for acute sinusitis. It's aimed at prescribers and health professionals caring for people with the condition. Common infections working group View statement December 2018 NG79
What you should expect from your care. Using the NICE guideline on Motor Neurone Disease (PDF) A guide for patients or their representatives who require information on services provided in secondary, tertiary and social care for motor neurone disease. Motor Neurone Disease Association View statement November 2018 NG42
QS126
Children and young people’s advance care planning document A template for advance care planning, for children and young people. It covers the items required by NG61. It's a tool for discussing and communicating the wishes of a child or young person and their family, with those providing their care. Child and Young Person’s Advance Care Plan Collaborative - a partnership of charities and NHS Trusts. View statement November 2018 NG61
QS160
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) - A leaflet for older adults and carers A patient information sheet for urinary tract infections in people aged 65 and over, for use in primary care. It provides information on symptoms, how to self-care and when to seek further help. It also provides information on antibiotic resistance. Public Health England View statement October 2018 NG15
NG63
NG109
NG111
Explaining the NICE guideline for diagnosing and managing pancreatic cancer Patient information providing a lay summary and explanation of each recommendation in the NICE guideline on pancreatic cancer in adults. Pancreatic Cancer UK View statement October 2018 NG85
Breaking Free Online An online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Programme for people attempting to overcome difficulties with drug and alcohol usage as well as any mental health issues associated with substance misuse. Intended to be used in conjunction with healthcare professionals in all UK healthcare settings and the third sector. Breaking Free Group View statement August 2018 PH49
PH6
QS138 Tool

The audit proforma and its associated guidance note helps users perform an audit of their organisation. The QS138 Tool SNAP© Survey provides a summary page of percentage compliance for each quality standard audited. Results can be used for benchmarking against other organisations.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) View statement September 2018 QS138
NG24
Being antibiotic aware - Antimicrobial stewardship competencies A short document comprising a competency framework for antimicrobial stewardship. It is aimed at undergraduates training to be healthcare professionals and organisations providing that education. Cardiff University View statement September 2018, updated September 2019 NG15
QS121
Shared Decision-Making Aid for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (PDF) The resource is a shared decision-making aid intended for use by healthcare professionals during consultations with patients experiencing heavy periods. Geeta Kumar View statement September 2018, updated March 2020 NG88
QS47
Guide to Children’s Palliative Care A booklet, freely available from the Together for Short Lives website or as a hard copy. It is aimed at professionals in all health and social care settings providing palliative care to children. Together for Short Lives View statement August 2018 NG61
QS160
Antibiotic Prophylaxis against Infective Endocarditis: Implementation Advice A short document aimed at dentists, providing implementation advice for the NICE guidance on antimicrobial prophylaxis for endocarditis. Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme View statement August 2018 CG64
NICE guidelines infographic summary - osteoporosis (PDF) A single page infographic intended to be used by healthcare professionals when assessing risk factors for osteoporosis. It is a pictorial representation of the CG146 guideline, presented as a quick reference guide. Institute of Osteopathy View statement July 2018 CG146
Making a Difference: Building positive relationships between care staff and residents Two booklets (1 for care home staff, 1 for managers) providing an overarching approach and practical tips, for building relationships between care home staff and residents. Alive View statement July 2018 QS50
STarT Back Screening Tool with matched treatment options >A short 9-question tool for stratifying patients with back pain into low, medium or high-risk groups. Patients are then provided with treatment options based on their risk group. Keele University View statement July 2018 NG59
CG138
QS155
QS15
Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community e-learning (course 1) and (course 2) An online training course designed to support care staff to implement NG67 Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community. PrescQIPP Community Interest Company View statement May 2018 NG67
Wirral Care Homes: Supporting the Management of Residents with Diabetes (PDF) A care home resource covering caring for residents with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to ensure that residents have access to high-quality care informed by NICE guidance and quality standards. Healthy Wirral (a partnership of Wirral CCG, Wirral Council and local NHS trusts) View statement May 2018 NG28
CG32
NG17
QS24
Perinatal Mental Health Matrix audit tool A data collection and audit tool to evaluate the quality of perinatal mental health care provision. Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network View statement May 2018, updated Dec 2018 QS115
Adult Type 1 Diabetes booklets A range of A5 printed booklets covering different aspects of the management of type 1 diabetes, for use in individual consultations and group education sessions. Titles are purchased by professionals rather than members of the public, either individually or in combined packs. Nutrition and Diet Resources UK (NDR-UK, a charity) View statement March 2018 NG17
Msk?.. Think SpA! NICE guidance on recognition and referral of Spondyloarthritis (PDF)

A leaflet covering recommendations for suspecting spondyloarthritis, referral to rheumatology, and differences in imaging for axial spondyloarthritis compared to standard lumbar spine protocol.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust View statement March 2018 NG65
Medicines Use in Care Homes E-learning (course 2) An online training course designed to support care home staff to implement SC1 Managing Medicines in Care Homes PrescQIPP Community Interest Company View statement Feb 2018 SC1
QS85
Prostate Cancer UK Best Practice Pathway - Support Pathway A detailed pathway covering pre-referral, diagnosis and treatment options for people with prostate cancer, in a document format. It takes into account the different members of a multidisciplinary team including primary, secondary and social care. Prostate Cancer UK View statement Feb 2018 QS91
CG138
CG146
Integrated Person Centred Planning for Children, Young People and Families receiving Palliative Care: Guidance and tool kit (PDF) The resource is a tool kit which aims to help families and service providers utilise person centred planning approaches to support communication, advance care planning. This is to ensure that unique person centred information is captured and recorded to support palliative care planning and delivery. Rebecca Riley and Associates Ltd View statement January 2018 NG61
QS160
Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community The resource is a booklet intended to be used by healthcare professionals working in UK health or social care settings and particularly in the community. It provides detailed information on how to identify and manage patients who are at risk of malnutrition. The Malnutrition Pathway View statement December 2017 CG32
QS24
Self-Harm: Support in the NHS i-THRIVE Grid The resource is a patient decision aid for use in consultations with people who have self-harmed and their parents or carers (if applicable). It provides information on the different kinds of support available in the NHS and the potential benefits and risks of those options. The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. View statement November 2017 CG133
Managing your infection - a step-by-step guide on how to manage your infection The resource is a pictorial information leaflet for respiratory tract infections. It is used in consultation with a GP and states how to manage common symptoms, how long they typically last and when to seek further help. Public Health England Primary Care Unit View statement October 2017 NG15
CG69
NG63
Treating your infection - Respiratory Tract Infection The resource is a single-sided information sheet for respiratory tract infections. It is used in consultation with a GP and states the usual duration for different symptoms, how to self-care and when to seek further help. It provides information on antibiotic use and records whether any were prescribed to be collected in future if required. Public Health England Primary Care Unit View statement October 2017 NG15
CG69
NG63
Medicines Use in Care Homes E-learning (course 1) (2017) An online training course designed to support care home staff to implement SC1 Managing Medicines in Care Homes. PrescQIPP Community Interest Company View statement October 2017 SC1
QS85
Where to have your baby:
For women having their first baby (PDF)
For women who have had a baby before (PDF)
The resources are booklets intended to be used by healthcare professionals during consultations with pregnant women when deciding on the place of birth. NHS England View statement September 2017, updated May 2018 CG190
QS105
Top tips based on NICE guidance care of dying adults in the last days of life (NG31) The document is a summary of the recommendations in NG31 relevant to GPs. Royal College of General Practitioners View statement September 2017 NG31
The use of faecal calprotectin in primary care as a decision diagnostic for inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome A consensus guidance document on the use of faecal calprotectin tests in primary care. A standalone document accessible either in print form or online, to encourage the use of faecal calprotectin testing, a diagnostic test recommended by NICE to reduce unnecessary referrals for patients with bowel conditions. NHS England and Dr Martin Myers View statement August 2017, updated June 2018 DG11
QS114
Anticoagulation Advisor for Atrial Fibrillation The tool is intended to support clinicians in primary care when making decisions about anticoagulating patients with atrial fibrillation. It integrates NICE guidance regarding the management of atrial fibrillation directly into the clinical systems used in primary care. Dr Nicholas Boeckx with support from EMIS Health View statement August 2017 CG180
QS93
TA355
Social Prescribing Assessment Tool (PDF) The tool and its user guide are intended for healthcare professionals working with older patients to improve their independence and mental wellbeing. The tool is a questionnaire, which assesses the baseline wellbeing score of a person’s mental wellbeing and independence. West Wakefield Health and Wellbeing Ltd and the South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust View statement July 2017 NG32
Cirrhosis in over 16s: assessment and management The resource is a summary document designed to be used by GPs in the management of cirrhosis. Royal College of General Practitioners View statement July 2017 NG50
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease assessment and management. Practical implications for primary care

A concise summary of our guidance on assessment and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease relevant to GPs. It presents 10 questions and answers that cover diagnosis and referral, for both children and adults.

Royal College of General Practitioners View statement July 2017 NG49
Optimising medicines for adults with type 2 diabetes This e-learning course is designed to support clinicians in implementing NICE guidelines and quality standards in relation to managing type 2 diabetes in adults. It's particularly focused on the optimisation of medicines to achieve the best outcomes for patients. PrescQIPP in collaboration with the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) View statement June 2017 NG5
NG28
QS6
QS120
Bladder Cancer Patient Held Record A patient-held record for bladder cancer, used by both the patient and the clinical team responsible for their care, incorporating clinical information and a treatment summary. The record supports recommendations and standards around needs assessment, diagnosis, classification, discussion of options and follow-up. British Association of Urological Nurses View statement June 2017 NG2
QS106
National Pathway of Care for Low Back and Radicular Pain (2017) The resource is a care pathway for individuals with low back pain (LBP) or radicular pain. It is aimed at CCGs and is designed to provide a commissioning vehicle for the implementation of guidance. The pathway is entirely generic. No speciality or sub-speciality is included as such, but rather the competencies and skills of the health care professional are defined at every stage. The pathway is based on the needs of the patient at each point and on the structures of the services that might meet these needs. Trauma Programme of Care Board and Spinal Services CRG, NHS England View statement June 2017 NG59
The Cancer Maps

A visual ‘mind map’ style presentation of the recommendations in ‘NG12 Suspected cancer: recognition and referral’ (2015). It is a referral algorithm aimed at healthcare professionals making referral decisions for patients with suspected cancer.

Dr Ben Noble, GP partner and associate clinical cancer lead, East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network View statement August 2016 NG12
Establishment Genie

A safe staffing toolkit that can be accessed by authorised users through any internet enabled computer or tablet. It is designed to support senior nurses and their colleagues to review, plan and budget for safe, affordable ward staffing.

Creative Lighthouse Ltd View statement April 2017 SG1
Children and Young People Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Service Manual The manual is a 76 page document for training and monitoring clinicians who then deliver the service according to the manual to children and young people and their families. The manual consists of 16 chapters with different topics. Healios Ltd View statement March 2017

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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for menopausal symptoms: information for GPs and health professionals

The resource is a quick reference leaflet for healthcare professionals providing information about menopausal symptoms and the use of CBT as a treatment option.

The British Menopause Society, in collaboration with Professor Myra Hunter and Dr Melanie Smith. View statement February 2017, updated February 2020 NG23
Falls Risk Assessment Toolkit

The toolkit (in the format of an EMIS web template and protocol) supports healthcare professionals to identify people over 65 who have had a fall or are at risk of falls and prompts further discussion and assessment. It also prompts consideration of a medication review if older people are taking psychotropic medicines.

A joint working initiative comprising Walsall CCG and Prescribing Decision Support Ltd at the Centre for Medicines Optimisation, Keele University. View statement January 2017 CG161
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Germ Defence Germ Defence is a website aimed at the general public. It aims to improve their knowledge about how to reduce the risk of catching colds, flu and stomach bugs, through better hand washing and other protective measures. University of Southampton View statement January 2017 NG63
e-Bug The e-Bug resource consists of teacher packs containing lesson plans, activities and worksheets for children aged 4 to 18 on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance. e-Bug also hosts student websites which contain, for example, games, quizzes and revision guides for students to continue learning at home. The resource covers introducing antibiotics, antibiotic resistance and taking antibiotics correctly. Public Health England Primary Care Unit View statement January 2017 NG63
Association of British Neurologists Trainees (ABNT) Innovative E-learning Module - Head Injury The Innovative E-learning method allows incorporation of clinical acumen, best practice guidelines and basic pathophysiology to simulate a platform that combines medical knowledge and clinical judgement. Association of British Neurology Trainees Innovative E-learning Programme View statement December 2016 CG176
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Guide for Power PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) Solo using Ultrasound and Sherlock 3CG Guidance The aim of the guide is to provide clear, written instructions on how to place or insert Power PICCs using Ultrasound and Sherlock 3CG Guidance.
The guide supports the introduction of a significant change in practice and is intended to help clinicians to be effective and consistent.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board View statement November 2016 MTG24
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Pharmaceutical Care Plan This resource is intended to encourage a culture that supports the safe and effective transfer of information about patients’ medicines. Provide View statement November 2016 NG5
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Introductory Certificate in Obesity, Malnutrition and Health The resources aim to enable interactive workshop sessions that promote role play and explore case scenarios so that health professionals are able to explore the challenging aspects of putting obesity guidance into practice using the communication skills required. Chair of GPs with an interest in nutrition group (RCGP) View statement October 2016

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Needs Assessment Tool-progressive disease: Interstitial Lung Disease (NAT-PD: ILD) Developed to be used by doctors and nurses in routine clinical practice in all settings, facilitating the identification of supportive and palliative needs of people with interstitial lung disease (ILD), and triaging those requiring referral to specialist palliative care (SPC) services. Hull York Medical School (University of Hull) View statement October 2016

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Checklist for Autism-Friendly Environments (2016)

Developed for services or individuals to review whether they could make environments friendlier towards those with autism and raise awareness of how they might be able to make changes.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust View statement September 2016 CG142
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Fluid Balance and Acute Kidney Injury Teaching Package This resource enables nurses, junior doctors and pharmacists to develop further knowledge in recognising and treating acute kidney injury (AKI) amongst admitted patients within the hospital environment. County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust View statement September 2016 CG169
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Atrial Fibrillation Decision Support Tool

A decision support tool designed to assist UK healthcare professionals in the appropriate prescribing of anticoagulation therapy for the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

A joint working group initiative comprising the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd and Prescribing Decision Support Ltd at the Centre for Medicines Optimisation, Keele University View statement October 2015 Updated August 2016 CG180
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Positive and safe: Violence reduction and management programme - Instructors manual For use by instructors to ensure that a generic programme of approved skills is being delivered, with the purpose of providing a coordinated approach across the High Secure Hospitals (HSS). Although the manual has been written for the use of HSS much of the material is applicable to other settings within the NHS and elsewhere. West London Mental Health Trust - Broadmoor Hospital is the lead organisation on behalf of the Clinical Secure Practice Forum (National Oversight Group) View statement July 2016 NG10
Euroking E3 Maternity software A computer software program which records data for maternity care in a single comprehensive record. The data covers the patient journey from the first consultation with the maternity service to post-natal discharge. Euroking Maternity Software Solutions Ltd View statement June 2016 QS22
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Food Fact Sheet: Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diet (PDF) General first-line information to adults about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and diet to improve their symptoms. British Dietetic Association (BDA) View statement June 2016 CG61
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Birthrate Plus® Workforce Planning Methodology and Birthrate Plus® Intrapartum Acuity Tool Birthrate Plus® provides midwifery managers, general managers and commissioners with a workforce tool that is based on data classified by clinical need. The Intrapartum Acuity tool provides an objective real-time assessment of the complexity and risk factors of women and their babies during labour, delivery and the immediate post-delivery period. Birthrate Plus Associates Ltd View statement June 2016 NG4
Mapmydiabetes® An online resource to enhance the self-management of diabetes.
The objective of Mapmydiabetes® is to improve the uptake of diabetes self-management education (DSME) to patients with type 2 diabetes by providing high-quality online information and educational content. It is available only by referral (‘Mapmydiabetes Prescription’) to patients with
diabetes by the doctor or nurse looking after them.
Mapmyhealth Limited View statement May 2016, updated September 2016 NG28
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The Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health Topic 10 audit report An audit-based quality improvement programme to help mental health services improve prescribing of antipsychotics for children and adolescents. It is open to all secondary mental health services in the UK. The Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health View statement May 2016 CG155
Family Intervention Service Manual This service manual is designed to provide psycho-education and skills training to referred families/carers affected by a range of mental illnesses. This includes the patient if practical. The intervention uses a recovery focused approach to support the whole family. Healios Ltd View statement May 2016 CG178
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Injury Prevention Briefing (PDF) Information about the importance of home injuries to pre-school children and how these injuries can be prevented, drawing on evidence from multiple sources. The target audience is children’s centres, health visiting teams, family support agencies, fire and rescue services and other organisations that have the opportunity help prevent accidental injuries among pre-school children. The Keeping Children Safe at Home project View statement April 2016 PH29
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RLB Nurse Programme core competency framework An education programme aimed to develop registered nurses who are committed to delivering the highest quality of care for the health and wellbeing of their patients. The programme Includes a competency-based portfolio and a one-day study day. Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust View statement April 2016 NG5
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Delayed cord clamping infographic This infographic provides knowledge and guidance to women and can be used as a quick view teaching aid around the physiology of delayed cord clamping. BloodtoBaby campaign View statement April 2016 CG190
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Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters (PMM) PMM is a learning tool and was developed based on research identifying a case of clinical need to raise awareness about arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems in children. PMM contains the essentials of knowledge and clinical skills and guidance on when to be concerned, when to investigate and when to refer to specialist care. Newcastle University View statement March 2016 CG160
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Newly diagnosed with M.E./CFS (PDF)

A booklet that aims to provide information and support about the diagnosis, symptoms and management of M.E. /CFS for patients and GPs.

Action for M.E. View statement December 2015 CG53
Advice for melanoma health care teams - vitamin D and melanoma A 2 page information sheet providing advice to melanoma health care teams on:
  • What advice to give melanoma patients on sun exposure and why
  • Measuring vitamin D levels in melanoma patients
GenoMEL - The Melanoma Genetics Consortium, hosted by The University of Leeds View statement December 2015 NG14
Lester UK Adaptation: Positive Cardiometabolic Health Resource A simple assessment and intervention framework for protecting the cardiometabolic health of people who have been prescribed antipsychotic medication to treat psychosis and schizophrenia Royal College of Psychiatrists View statement November 2015 CG155
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