Appendix A: Topics for the pilot programme

Appendix A: Topics for the pilot programme

The topics that have been identified for the 1-year pilot programme for clinical guideline updates using standing committees are:

  • Advanced breast cancer – Management of lymphoedema.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome – Antidepressants, relaxation and biofeedback for the management of irritable bowel syndrome.

  • Long-acting reversible contraception – Progestogen-only subdermal implants.

  • Glaucoma (chronic open angle) and ocular hypertension – Treatment options for people with ocular hypertension and chronic open angle glaucoma, and clarification of the referral threshold for patients to the hospital eye service.

  • Colorectal cancer – Organisation and management of services for early rectal cancer and the arrangement of services for the management of bowel obstruction caused by colon cancer.