This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing any type of primary brain tumour or brain metastases in people aged 16 or over. It aims to improve diagnosis and care, including standardising the care people have, how information and support are provided, and palliative care.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. It aims to improve quality of life by ensuring that people with rheumatoid arthritis have the right treatment to slow the progression of their condition and control their symptoms. People should also have rapid access to specialist care if their condition suddenly worsens.
This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults (aged 16 and older). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Advice on the use of Airglove air warming system for venous access to aid local decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure, Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette) to diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes
Evidence-based recommendations on crizotinib (Xalkori) for treating ROS1-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on niraparib (Zejula) for the possible treatment of ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced unresectable or metastatic urothelial cancer after platinum-containing chemotherapy
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis in adults aged 16 and over. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Evidence-based recommendations on beta interferons (Avonex, Betaferon, Extavia, Rebif) and glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) to treat multiple sclerosis in adults
This guideline covers some aspects of assessing and managing hearing loss in primary, community and secondary care. It aims to improve the quality of life for adults with hearing loss by advising healthcare staff on assessing hearing difficulties, managing earwax and referring people for audiological or specialist assessment and management.
Evidence-based recommendations on donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and memantine (Ebixa) for treating Alzheimer's disease
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.
Advice on the use of ORA (Ocular Response Analyzer) G3 for measuring corneal hysteresis during diagnosis and management of glaucoma to aid local decision-making
Summary of the evidence on fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium and vilanterol (Trelegy) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to inform local NHS
Evidence-based recommendations on intranasal phototherapy to reduce inflammation inside the nose in allergic rhinitis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on arsenic trioxide (Trisenox)for treating acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on on midostaurin (Rydapt) for untreated FLT3-mutation-positive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on guselkumab (Tremfya) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for treating relapsed or refractory CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma in adults
This guideline covers assessing and managing cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract in people aged 16 and over. These are cancers of the airways of the head and neck, including the mouth, throat, larynx (voicebox) and sinuses. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve survival.
Advice on the use of VIDAvision for lung volume analysis in advanced emphysema to aid local decision-making
Guide to the processes of technology appraisal
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation (heat energy) to treat biliary obstruction (bile duct blockage) caused by cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy
This quality standard covers the developmental follow-up of babies, children and young people under 18 years who were born preterm (before 37+0 weeks of pregnancy). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis in infants, children, young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Advice on the use of AlignRT (patient position monitoring system using cameras) for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to aid local decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after chemotherapy in adults
Advice on the use of QAngio XA 3D/QFR imaging software for assessing coronary obstructions using fractional flow reserve (FFR) to aid local decision-making
This quality standard covers promoting health and preventing premature mortality among black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. It is relevant to all age groups and all settings.
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis
Summary of the evidence on beclometasone, formoterol and glycopyrronium (Trimbow) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to inform local NHS planning
Advice on the use of point-of-care diagnostic testing in primary care for streptococcus A (strep A) infection in sore throat to aid local decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and ZedScan I for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities in people having colposcopy
Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma after platinum-containing chemotherapy
Evidence-based recommendations on microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent (tube) for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia; paralysis of arms and legs)
Evidence-based recommendations on robot-assisted kidney transplant in adults
Advice on the use of Noctura 400 Sleep Mask for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema to aid local decision-making
This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women who are planning to have a baby, are pregnant, or have had a baby or been pregnant in the past year. It covers depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, drug- and alcohol-use disorders and severe mental illness (such as psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). It promotes early detection and good management of mental health problems to improve women’s quality of life during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.
This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) in children, young people and adults. The recommendations apply to bipolar I, bipolar II, mixed affective and rapid cycling disorders. It aims to improve access to treatment and quality of life in people with bipolar disorder.
This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in adults aged 18 years and older, in primary and secondary care. It aims to improve care for people with depression by promoting improved recognition and treatment.
Evidence-based recommendations on tocilizumab (RoActemra) for treating giant cell arteritis in adults
Advice on the use of ColonFlag (web-based machine learning algorithm) for identifying people at risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer to aid local decision-making
This guideline covers care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older. It covers identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It aims to support people to access the services they need as they get older.