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  1. COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community (NG163)

    The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations for managing COVID-19 symptoms for patients in the community, including at the end of life. It also includes recommendations about managing medicines for these patients, and protecting staff from infection.

  2. 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 .

  3. 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 .

  4. 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 .

  5. 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 .

  6. 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 .

  7. 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 .

  8. Biosimilar medicines (KTT15)

    The key therapeutic topic biosimilar medicines has been retired from the 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2018 is available here for information but it has not been updated since February 2018. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance .

  9. 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 .

  10. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (KTT13)

    The key therapeutic topic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs has been retired from the 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2018 is available here for information but it has not been updated since February 2018. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance .

  11. 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 .

  12. 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 .

  13. 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 .

  14. 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 .

  15. 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 .

  16. 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 .

  17. COVID-19 rapid guideline: arranging planned care in hospitals and diagnostic services (NG179)

    The purpose of this guideline is to help healthcare professionals deliver efficient planned care while minimising the risk of COVID-19 in the context of increasing or decreasing local prevalence. It also aims to help patients make decisions about their planned care.

  18. COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults (NG159)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  19. COVID-19 rapid guideline: dialysis service delivery (NG160)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients on dialysis, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable dialysis services to make the best use of NHS resources and match the capacity of dialysis services to patient needs if these become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  20. COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments (NG161)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with cancer and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match the capacity for cancer treatment to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  21. COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community (NG165)

    The purpose of this guideline is to ensure the best treatment for adults with suspected or confirmed pneumonia in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and best use of NHS resources. We have withdrawn our guideline on diagnosing and managing pneumonia in adults until further notice. For general advice on managing COVID-19 symptoms, see the NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline on managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community .

  22. COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of radiotherapy (NG162)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need radiotherapy and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match the capacity for radiotherapy to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  23. COVID-19 rapid guideline: gastrointestinal and liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response (NG172)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have gastrointestinal or liver conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID 19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  24. COVID-19 rapid guideline: acute kidney injury in hospital (NG175)

    The purpose of this guideline is to help healthcare professionals prevent, detect and manage acute kidney injury in adults in hospital with known or suspected COVID-19. This is important to improve outcomes and reduce the need for renal replacement therapy.

  25. COVID-19 rapid guideline: chronic kidney disease (NG176)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults with chronic kidney disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  26. COVID-19 rapid guideline: cystic fibrosis (NG170)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with cystic fibrosis and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match capacity to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  27. COVID-19 rapid guideline: acute myocardial injury (NG171)

    The purpose of this guideline is to help healthcare professionals who are not cardiology specialists identify and treat acute myocardial injury and its cardiac complications in adults with known or suspected COVID-19 but without known pre-existing cardiovascular disease.

  28. COVID-19 rapid guideline: rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders (NG167)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults with rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It also enables services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  29. COVID-19 rapid guideline: interstitial lung disease (NG177)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults with interstitial lung disease, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary sarcoidosis, during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  30. COVID-19 rapid guideline: community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (NG168)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  31. COVID-19 rapid guideline: dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response (NG169)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to protect staff from infection and enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

  32. COVID-19 rapid guideline: severe asthma (NG166)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults and children with severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.