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Patient group directions (MPG2)

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.

Medicines practice guideline Published August 2013 Last updated March 2017

Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community (NG67)

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.

NICE guideline Published March 2017

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing (NG112)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG111)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Prostatitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG110)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute prostatitis. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing (NG109)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG91)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute otitis media (ear infection). It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute otitis media can be caused by viruses or bacteria. It lasts for about a week, and most children get better in 3 days without antibiotics. Serious complications are rare.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published March 2018

Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management (NG19)

This guideline covers preventing and managing foot problems in children, young people and adults with diabetes. It aims to reduce variation in practice, including antibiotic prescribing for diabetic foot infections.

NICE guideline Published August 2015 Last updated October 2019

Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG138)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing (NG141)

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

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG120)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published February 2019

Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing (NG117)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing and preventing acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 2018

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing (NG114)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 2018

Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing (NG113)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published November 2018

Sinusitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG79)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sinusitis. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a virus, lasts for about 2 to 3 weeks, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2017

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG84)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published January 2018

Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG139)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator-associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 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

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

Bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema (IPG652)

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (IPG650)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Valve-in-valve TAVI for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction (IPG653)

Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids (IPG657)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG656)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea (IPG598)

Evidence-based recommendations on hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (IPG597)

Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts (specially treated nerves) to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (bridge gaps)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

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

Infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair uterine prolapse (IPG582)

Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair uterine (womb) prolapse in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2017

Infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse (IPG581)

Evidence-based recommendations on infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2017

Sacrocolpopexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse (IPG583)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacropolpopexy using mesh to repair vaginal vault prolapse in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2017

Uterine suspension using mesh (including sacrohysteropexy) to repair uterine prolapse (IPG584)

Evidence-based recommendations on uterine suspension using mesh (including sacrohysteropexy) to repair uterine prolapse in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2017

Endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (IPG580)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (colonic adenomas/growths)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2017

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis (IPG586)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2017

Laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG585)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2017

Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer (IPG579)

Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating pancreatic cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2017

Extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women (IPG576)

Evidence-based recommendations on extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2017

Trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (IPG575)

Evidence-based recommendations on trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2017

Radiation therapy for early Dupuytren's disease (IPG573)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy (low energy X-rays) for treating early Dupuytren’s contractures in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinopathy (IPG571)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treating Achilles tendinopathy in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

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

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

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

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

Selective internal radiation therapy for unresectable primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IPG630)

Evidence-based recommendations on selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) for unresectable primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2018