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Learning disability: behaviour that challenges (QS101)

This quality standard covers care and support and services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or a learning disability and autism) and behaviour that challenges, and their families and carers. It describes high quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published October 2015 Last updated July 2019

Service user experience in adult mental health services (QS14)

This quality standard covers improving the experience of people using adult NHS mental health services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published December 2011 Last updated July 2019

Lung cancer in adults (QS17)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing lung cancer in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2012 Last updated September 2019

Patient experience in adult NHS services (QS15)

This quality standard covers improving the quality of the patient experience for people who use adult NHS services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2012 Last updated July 2019

Hypertension in pregnancy (QS35)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing hypertension (high blood pressure) and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, labour and birth. It also covers advice for women with hypertension who may become pregnant and postnatal care for women who have had hypertension or pre-eclampsia. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2013 Last updated July 2019

Multiple pregnancy: twin and triplet pregnancies (QS46)

This quality standard covers the additional antenatal care for women who are pregnant with twins or triplets that is offered alongside routine antenatal care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2013 Last updated September 2019

Learning disability: care and support of people growing older (QS187)

This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and regularly reviewing the care and support needs of people with a learning disability as they grow older. People with a learning disability have many of the same age-related health and social care needs as other people, but this quality standard focuses on the specific challenges associated with their learning disability. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2019

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse (QS188)

This quality standard covers the assessment, management and care provided for people aged 14 and over who have coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published August 2019

Suicide prevention (QS189)

This quality standard covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicide. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2019

Bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula (IPG662)

Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma (IPG661)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

Implant insertion for prominent ears (IPG660)

Evidence-based recommendations on implant insertion for prominent ears in children, young people and adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids (IPG657)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG656)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms (IPG658)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2019

Midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis (IPG663)

Evidence-based recommendations on midcarpal hemiarthroplasty (using a metal implant to create an artificial wrist joint) for wrist arthritis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2019

Low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer (IPG659)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2019

Lenalidomide with bortezomib and dexamethasone for untreated multiple myeloma (terminated appraisal) (TA603)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of lenalidomide (Revlimid) with bortezomib and dexamethasone for untreated multiple myeloma

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Pomalidomide with bortezomib and dexamethasone for treating relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (terminated appraisal) (TA602)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of pomalidomide (Imnovid) with bortezomib and dexamethasone for relapsed or refractory myeloma

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Bezlotoxumab for preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (terminated appraisal) (TA601)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of bezlotoxumab (Zinplava) for preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Brentuximab vedotin for untreated advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (terminated appraisal) (TA594)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for untreated advanced Hodgkin lymphoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Benralizumab for treating severe eosinophilic asthma (TA565)

Evidence-based recommendations on benralizumab (Fasenra) for treating severe eosinophilic asthma (SEA; elevated levels of eosinophils in blood) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2019 Last updated September 2019

Xeomin (botulinum neurotoxin type A) for treating chronic sialorrhoea (TA605)

Evidence-based recommendations on Xeomin (botulinum neurotoxin type A) for treating chronic sialorrhoea (excessive salivation and drooling) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2019

Idelalisib for treating refractory follicular lymphoma (TA604)

Evidence-based recommendations on idelalisib (Zydelig) for follicular lymphoma that has not responded to 2 prior lines of treatment in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2019

Lanadelumab for preventing recurrent attacks of hereditary angioedema (TA606)

Evidence-based recommendations on lanadelumab (Takhzyro) for preventing recurrent attacks of hereditary angioedema in people aged 12 and over

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2019

Nusinersen for treating spinal muscular atrophy (TA588)

Evidence-based recommendations on nusinersen (Spinraza) for treating spinal muscular atrophy in children and adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2019

Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for treating hyperkalaemia (TA599)

Evidence-based recommendations on sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (Lokelma) for treating hyperkalaemia (elevated blood potassium levels) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Risankizumab for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA596)

Evidence-based recommendations on risankizumab (Skyrizi) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Dacomitinib for untreated EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA595)

Evidence-based recommendations on dacomitinib (Vizimpro) for locally advanced or metastatic EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Ribociclib with fulvestrant for treating hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, advanced breast cancer (TA593)

Evidence-based recommendations on ribociclib (Kisqali) for hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Cemiplimab for treating metastatic or locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (TA592)

Evidence-based recommendations on cemiplimab (Libtayo) for treating locally advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Pembrolizumab with carboplatin and paclitaxel for untreated metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA600)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) with carboplatin and paclitaxel for untreated metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2019

Dapagliflozin with insulin for treating type 1 diabetes (TA597)

Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) with insulin for type 1 diabetes not controlled by insulin therapy alone in adults with a BMI of at

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Letermovir for preventing cytomegalovirus disease after a stem cell transplant (TA591)

Evidence-based recommendations on letermovir (Prevymis) for preventing cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease after a stem cell transplant in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2019

Fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for treating recurrent non-infectious uveitis (TA590)

Evidence-based recommendations on fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Iluvien) for treating recurrent non-infectious uveitis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2019

Olaparib for maintenance treatment of BRCA mutation-positive advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer after response to first-line platinum-based chemotherapy (TA598)

Evidence-based recommendations on olaparib (Lynparza) for treating BRCA mutation-positive, advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2019

Rivaroxaban for preventing atherothrombotic events in people with coronary or peripheral artery disease (TA607)

Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for preventing atherothrombotic events in adults with coronary or peripheral artery disease

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2019

Blinatumomab for treating acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in remission with minimal residual disease activity (TA589)

Evidence-based recommendations on blinatumomab (Blincyto) for treating Philadelphia-chromosome-negative CD19-positive B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2019