This guideline covers medicines support for adults (aged 18 and over) who are receiving social care in the community. It aims to ensure that people who receive social care are supported to take and look after their medicines effectively and safely at home. It gives advice on assessing if people need help with managing their medicines, who should provide medicines support and how health and social care staff should work together.
This guideline covers good practice for developing, authorising, using and updating patient group directions. It also offers advice on deciding whether a patient group direction is needed.
This guideline covers decision-making in people 16 years and over who may lack capacity now or in the future. It aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so. It also helps practitioners to keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process.
This guideline covers the care and support of adults receiving social care in their own homes, residential care and community settings. It aims to help people understand what care they can expect and to improve their experience by supporting them to make decisions about their care.
This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing on prevention and early intervention and minimising inpatient admissions.
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.
This guideline covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also supports practitioners who carry out assessments and provide early help and interventions to children, young people, parents and carers.
This guideline covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. Intermediate care is a multidisciplinary service that helps people to be as independent as possible. It provides support and rehabilitation to people at risk of hospital admission or who have been in hospital. It aims to ensure people transfer from hospital to the community in a timely way and to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospitals and residential care.
Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk PCIs
Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve
Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts (specially treated nerves) to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (bridge gaps)
Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair uterine (womb) prolapse in women
Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse in women
Evidence-based recommendations on sacropolpopexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse in women
Evidence-based recommendations on uterine suspension using mesh (including sacrohysteropexy) to repair uterine prolapse in women
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (colonic adenomas/growths)
Evidence-based recommendations on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating pancreatic cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women
Evidence-based recommendations on trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)
Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy (low energy X-rays) for treating early Dupuytren’s contractures in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treating Achilles tendinopathy in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on midcarpal hemiarthroplasty (using a metal implant to create an artificial wrist joint) for wrist arthritis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal
Evidence-based recommendations on bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for unresectable primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous automated low-flow pump implantation for refractory ascites caused by liver cirrhosis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation in people of all ages
Evidence-based recommendations on electroporation (electrical pulses sent through a needle into a tumour) for treating prostate cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on lateral interbody fusion in the lumbar spine for low back pain
Evidence-based recommendations on sacrocolpopexy with hysterectomy (removal of womb) using mesh to repair uterine prolapse (prolapsed womb)
Evidence-based recommendations on minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion surgery for chronic sacroiliac pain (lower back pain)
Evidence-based recommendations on reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults