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  1. Multimorbidity and polypharmacy (KTT18)

    This document summarises the evidence base on multimorbidity and polypharmacy . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  2. Anticoagulants, including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (KTT16)

    This key therapeutic topic has been reincluded in the September 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. This document summarises the evidence base on anticoagulants , including direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs). It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  3. Wound care products (KTT14)

    This document summarises the evidence base on wound care products . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities (KTT12)

    This document summarises the evidence base on type 2 diabetes mellitus: medicines optimisation priorities . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  5. Antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics (KTT9)

    This document summarises the evidence base on antimicrobial stewardship: prescribing antibiotics . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  6. Antipsychotics in people living with dementia (KTT7)

    This document summarises the evidence base on antipsychotics in people living with dementia . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  7. Hypnotics (KTT6)

    This document summarises the evidence base on hypnotics . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  8. Asthma: medicines safety priorities (KTT5)

    This document summarises the evidence base on asthma: medicines safety priorities . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  9. Lipid-modifying drugs (KTT3)

    This key therapeutic topic has been reincluded in the September 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. This document summarises the evidence base on lipid-modifying drugs. It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  10. Shared decision making (KTT23)

    This document summarises the evidence base on shared decision making . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support Medicines Optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  11. Chemotherapy dose standardisation (KTT22)

    This document summarises the evidence base on chemotherapy dose standardisation . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  12. Medicines optimisation in chronic pain (KTT21)

    This document summarises the evidence base on medicines optimisation in chronic pain . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  13. Safer insulin prescribing (KTT20)

    This document summarises the evidence base on safer insulin prescribing . It is a key therapeutic topic that has been identified to support medicines optimisation. It is not formal NICE guidance .

  14. Safeguarding adults in care homes (NG189)

    This guideline covers keeping adults in care homes safe from abuse and neglect. It includes potential indicators of abuse and neglect by individuals or organisations, and covers the safeguarding process from when a concern is first identified through to section 42 safeguarding enquiries. There are recommendations on policy, training, and care home culture, to improve care home staff awareness of safeguarding and ensure people can report concerns when needed.

  15. Rehabilitation for adults with complex psychosis (NG181)

    This guideline covers mental health rehabilitation for adults with complex psychosis. It aims to ensure people can have rehabilitation when they need it and promotes a positive approach to long-term recovery. It includes recommendations on organising rehabilitation services, assessment and care planning, delivering programmes and interventions, and meeting people’s physical healthcare needs.

  16. Perioperative care in adults (NG180)

    This guideline covers care for adults (aged 18 and over) having elective or emergency surgery, including dental surgery. It covers all phases of perioperative care, from the time people are booked for surgery until they are discharged afterward. The guideline includes recommendations on preparing for surgery, keeping people safe during surgery and pain relief during recovery.

  17. Peripheral arterial disease: diagnosis and management (CG147)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in people aged 18 and over. Rapid changes in diagnostic methods, endovascular treatments and vascular services associated with new specialties in surgery and interventional radiology have resulted in considerable uncertainty and variation in practice. This guideline aims to resolve that uncertainty and variation.

  18. Supporting adult carers (NG150)

    This guideline covers support for adults (aged 18 and over) who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health or social care needs. It aims to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support. It covers carers’ assessments, practical, emotional and social support and training, and support for carers providing end of life care.

  19. Myeloma: diagnosis and management (NG35)

    This guideline covers the diagnosing and managing of myeloma (including smouldering myeloma and primary plasma cell leukaemia) in people aged 16 and over. It aims to improve care for people with myeloma by promoting the most effective tests and treatments for myeloma and its complications.

  20. Osteoarthritis: care and management (CG177)

    This guideline covers assessing and managing osteoarthritis in adults. It covers both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. It promotes effective treatment options to control joint pain and improve function in people with osteoarthritis.

  21. Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing (NG153)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over with impetigo. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  22. Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management (CG57)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atopic eczema in children under 12. It aims to improve care for children with atopic eczema by making detailed recommendations on treatment and specialist referral. The guideline also explains how healthcare professionals should assess the effect eczema has on quality of life, in addition to its physical severity.

  23. Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management (CG103)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home. It also covers identifying people at risk of developing delirium in these settings and preventing onset. It aims to improve diagnosis of delirium and reduce hospital stays and complications.

  24. Human and animal bites: antimicrobial prescribing (NG184)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for human and animal bites (excluding insect bites) in adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  25. Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management (CG71)

    This guideline covers identifying and managing familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH), a specific type of high cholesterol that runs in the family, in children, young people and adults. It aims to help identify people at increased risk of coronary heart disease as a result of having FH.

  26. Acute coronary syndromes (NG185)

    This guideline covers the early and longer-term (rehabilitation) management of acute coronary syndromes. These include ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and unstable angina. The guideline aims to improve survival and quality of life for people who have a heart attack or unstable angina.

  27. Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment (NG195)

    This guideline covers preventing bacterial infection in healthy babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age, treating pregnant women whose unborn baby is at risk of infection, and caring for babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age with a suspected or confirmed bacterial infection. It aims to reduce delays in recognising and treating infection and prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics. The guideline does not cover viral infections.

  28. Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing (NG152)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults with leg ulcer infection. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  29. Joint replacement (primary): hip, knee and shoulder (NG157)

    This guideline covers care before, during and after a planned knee, hip or shoulder replacement. It includes recommendations to ensure that people are given full information about their options for surgery, including anaesthesia. It offers advice for healthcare professionals on surgical procedures and ensuring safety during operations. It also offers guidance on providing support and rehabilitation before and after surgery.

  30. Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain (NG193)

    This guideline covers assessing all chronic pain (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and managing chronic primary pain in people aged 16 years and over. Chronic primary pain is pain with no clear underlying cause, or pain (or its impact) that is out of proportion to any observable injury or disease.