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.
This guideline covers the signs of possible child maltreatment in children and young people aged under 18 years. It aims to raise awareness and help health professionals who are not child protection specialists to identify the features of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and fabricated or induced illness.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing constipation in children and young people up to 18. It provides strategies to support the early identification and timely, effective treatment of constipation which will help improve outcomes for patients. It does not cover constipation caused by a specific condition.
This guideline covers care and support for people with advanced (stage 4) breast cancer. It aims to help them and their healthcare professionals make shared decisions about tests and treatments to improve outcomes and quality of life.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in people aged 18 and over. It details how to accurately diagnose IBS, and aims to improve the quality of life for adults with IBS by promoting effective management using dietary and lifestyle advice, pharmacological therapy and referral for psychological interventions.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing Parkinson's disease in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, including monitoring and managing symptoms, providing information and support, and palliative care.
This guideline covers care for people with a family history of breast, ovarian or another related (prostate or pancreatic) cancer. It aims to improve the long-term health of these families by describing strategies to reduce the risk of and promote early detection of breast cancer (including genetic testing and mammography). It also includes advice on treatments (tamoxifen, raloxifene) and surgery (mastectomy).
This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing and managing primary hyperparathyroidism. It aims to improve recognition and treatment of this condition, reducing long-term complications and improving quality of life.
This guideline covers the care of women at increased risk of, or with symptoms and signs of, preterm labour (before 37 weeks), and women having a planned preterm birth. It aims to reduce the risks of preterm birth for the baby and describes treatments to prevent or delay early labour and birth.
This guideline covers preventing, detecting and managing acute kidney injury in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve assessment and detection by non-specialists, and specifies when people should be referred to specialist services. This will improve early recognition and treatment, and reduce the risk of complications in people with acute kidney injury.
This guideline covers investigating all suspected thyroid disease and managing primary thyroid disease (related to the thyroid rather than the pituitary gland). It does not cover managing thyroid cancer or thyroid disease in pregnancy. It aims to improve quality of life by making recommendations on diagnosis, treatment, long-term care and support.
This guideline covers care for women of any age (including girls and young women under 18) who request an abortion. It aims to improve the organisation of services and make them easier for women to access. Detailed recommendations on conducting abortions at different gestational stages are also included, to ensure that women get the safest and most effective care possible.
This guideline covers the care that should be offered to women with a twin or triplet pregnancy in addition to the routine care that is offered to all women during pregnancy. It aims to reduce the risk of complications and improve outcomes for women and their babies.
This guideline covers identifying and treating primary hypertension (high blood pressure) in people aged 18 and over, including people with type 2 diabetes. It aims to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes by helping healthcare professionals to diagnose hypertension accurately and treat it effectively.
Evidence-based recommendations on extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women
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 irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating pancreatic cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (colonic adenomas/growths)
Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse in women
Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair uterine (womb) 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 laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis
Evidence-based recommendations on liposuction for chronic lymphoedema in adults to remove build-up of fluid and excess fat tissue in limbs
Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency treatment for haemorrhoids in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults. This involves putting a plug into the fistula and stitching it in
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 irreversible electroporation for primary liver cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilation for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction in adults and children
Evidence-based recommendations on reducing the risk of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) transmission from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures
Evidence-based recommendations on fetoscopic prenatal repair of open neural tube defects in the fetus
Evidence-based recommendations on open prenatal repair of open neural tube defects in the fetus
Evidence-based recommendations on implant insertion for prominent ears in children, young people and adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults. This involves using high-intensity ultrasound to destroy a small
Evidence-based recommendations on biodegradable spacer insertion (gel or balloon) to reduce rectal toxicity during radiotherapy for prostate cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ab externo canaloplasty (widening eye’s main draining canal) for primary open-angle glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma (benign/non-cancerous lumps in the breast)
Evidence-based recommendations on intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure in people with motor neurone disease
Evidence-based recommendations on intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries
Evidence-based recommendations on total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis
Evidence-based recommendations on superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on intravesical microwave hyperthermia and chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
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 transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk PCIs