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Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk (PH38)

This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk with an effective and appropriate intensive lifestyle-change programme to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The recommendations in this guideline can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme.

Public health guideline Published July 2012 Last updated September 2017

Obesity: working with local communities (PH42)

This guideline covers how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks, can help prevent people from becoming overweight or obese or help them lose weight. It aims to support sustainable and community-wide action to achieve this.

Public health guideline Published November 2012 Last updated June 2017

Indoor air quality at home (NG149)

This guideline covers indoor air quality in residential buildings. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of good air quality in people's homes and how to achieve this.

NICE guideline Published January 2020

Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups (PH56)

This guideline covers vitamin D supplement use. It aims to prevent vitamin D deficiency among specific population groups including infants and children aged under 4, pregnant and breastfeeding women, particularly teenagers and young women, people over 65, people who have low or no exposure to the sun and people with darker skin.

Public health guideline Published November 2014 Last updated August 2017

Flu vaccination: increasing uptake (NG103)

This guideline covers how to increase uptake of the free flu vaccination among people who are eligible. It describes ways to increase awareness and how to use all opportunities in primary and secondary care to identify people who should be encouraged to have the vaccination.

NICE guideline Published August 2018

Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing (NG102)

This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, including people with a long-term condition. It aims to encourage more people to use community pharmacies by integrating them within existing health and care pathways and ensuring they offer standard services and a consistent approach. It requires a collaborative approach from individual pharmacies and their representatives, local authorities and other commissioners.

NICE guideline Published August 2018

Preventing suicide in community and custodial settings (NG105)

This guideline covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides. It aims to:

NICE guideline Published September 2018

Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions (NG64)

This guideline covers targeted interventions to prevent misuse of drugs, including illegal drugs, ‘legal highs’ and prescription-only medicines. It aims to prevent or delay harmful use of drugs in children, young people and adults who are most likely to start using drugs or who are already experimenting or using drugs occasionally.

NICE guideline Published February 2017

Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health (NG70)

This guideline covers road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health. It aims to improve air quality and so prevent a range of health conditions and deaths.

NICE guideline Published June 2017

Sexually transmitted infections: condom distribution schemes (NG68)

This guideline covers condom distribution schemes. The aim is to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, these schemes can provide a good introduction to broader sexual and reproductive health services, especially for younger people, and help prevent unplanned pregnancies.

NICE guideline Published April 2017

Immunisations: reducing differences in uptake in under 19s (PH21)

This guideline covers increasing immunisation uptake among children and young people aged under 19 years in groups and settings where immunisation coverage is low. It aims to improve access to immunisation services and increase timely immunisation of children and young people. It also aims to ensure babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B are immunised.

Public health guideline Published September 2009 Last updated September 2017

Stop smoking interventions and services (NG92)

This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12. It aims to ensure that everyone who smokes is advised and encouraged to stop and given the support they need. It emphasises the importance of targeting vulnerable groups who find smoking cessation hard or who smoke a lot.

NICE guideline Published March 2018

Physical activity and the environment (NG90)

This guideline covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels.

NICE guideline Published March 2018

Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and capability to work (NG146)

This guideline covers how to help people return to work after long-term sickness absence, reduce recurring sickness absence, and help prevent people moving from short-term to long-term sickness absence.

NICE guideline Published November 2019

Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education (NG135)

This guideline covers interventions in secondary and further education to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people aged 11 up to and including 18. It also covers people aged 11 to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities in full-time education. It will also be relevant to children aged 11 in year 6 of primary school.

NICE guideline Published August 2019

Point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast (DG37)

Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2019

Adjunctive colposcopy technologies for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities: the DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and the ZedScan I (DG32)

Evidence-based recommendations on DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and ZedScan I for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities in people having colposcopy

Diagnostics guidance Published April 2018

Tests in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer (DG31)

Evidence-based recommendations on tests (IOTA ADNEX, Overa, RMI I, ROMA, IOTA Simple Rules) in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2017

Quantitative faecal immunochemical tests to guide referral for colorectal cancer in primary care (DG30)

Evidence-based recommendations on quantitative faecal immunochemical tests (OC Sensor, HM-JACKarc and FOB Gold) to guide GP referral for colorectal cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published July 2017

New generation cardiac CT scanners (Aquilion ONE, Brilliance iCT, Discovery CT750 HD and Somatom Definition Flash) for cardiac imaging in people with suspected or known coronary artery disease in whom imaging is difficult with earlier generation CT scanners (DG3)

Evidence-based recommendations on new generation computed tomography (CT) scanners for cardiac imaging for suspected or known coronary artery disease

Diagnostics guidance Published January 2012 Last updated July 2017

Multiple frequency bioimpedance devices to guide fluid management in people with chronic kidney disease having dialysis (DG29)

Evidence-based recommendations on multi frequency bioimpedance devices to guide fluid management for people with chronic kidney disease having dialysis

Diagnostics guidance Published June 2017

Virtual chromoendoscopy to assess colorectal polyps during colonoscopy (DG28)

Evidence-based recommendations on virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE) using NBI, FICE or i-scan to assess colorectal polyps of 5 mm or less during colonoscopy

Diagnostics guidance Published May 2017

Molecular testing strategies for Lynch syndrome in people with colorectal cancer (DG27)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunohistochemistry/microsatellite instability testing to guide tests for Lynch syndrome in people with colon cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published February 2017

Therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis (DG36)

Evidence-based recommendations on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnostics guidance Published July 2019

Atrial fibrillation and heart valve disease: self-monitoring coagulation status using point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) (DG14)

Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) to self-monitor blood clotting

Diagnostics guidance Published September 2014 Last updated December 2017

Lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care (DG35)

Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care

Diagnostics guidance Published May 2019

Tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer (DG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer

Diagnostics guidance Published December 2018

Biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes (DG33)

Evidence-based recommendations on biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure, Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette) to diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes

Diagnostics guidance Published July 2018

Rapid tests for group A streptococcal infections in people with a sore throat (DG38)

Evidence-based recommendations on rapid tests for group A streptococcal (strep A) infections in people aged 5 and over with a sore throat

Diagnostics guidance Published November 2019

Therapeutic hypothermia for acute ischaemic stroke (IPG647)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus (IPG646)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula (IPG645)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula (IPG644)

Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules (IPG643)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal (IPG642)

Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG641)

Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis (IPG640)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth (IPG639)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation (IPG636)

Evidence-based recommendations on ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation in people of all ages

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma (IPG635)

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults (IPG634)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018

Percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (IPG633)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk PCIs

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain (IPG632)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Subcutaneous automated low-flow pump implantation for refractory ascites caused by cirrhosis (IPG631)

Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous automated low-flow pump implantation for refractory ascites caused by liver cirrhosis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Reducing the risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures on high-risk tissues (IPG666)

Evidence-based recommendations on reducing the risk of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) transmission from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2020

Balloon dilation for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction (IPG665)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilation for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction in adults and children

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2019

Irreversible electroporation for primary liver cancer (IPG664)

Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation for primary liver cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2019

Midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis (IPG663)

Evidence-based recommendations on midcarpal hemiarthroplasty (using a metal implant to create an artificial wrist joint) for wrist arthritis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2019

Bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula (IPG662)

Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma (IPG661)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019