About this information

NICE guidelines provide advice on the care and support that should be offered to people who use health and care services.

This information explains the advice about head injury that is set out in NICE guideline 176.

This is an update of advice on head injury that NICE produced in 2007.

Does this information apply to me?

This information applies to children, young people and adults who have a head injury. It does not apply to superficial injuries to the eye or face.

This information may also be useful for family members and carers of someone with a head injury.

For the purposes of the NICE guideline, children are defined as those aged under 16 years old.

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