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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

Asfotase alfa for treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia (HST6)

Evidence-based recommendations on asfotase alfa (Strensiq) for treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia in adults and children

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published August 2017

Eliglustat for treating type 1 Gaucher disease (HST5)

Evidence-based recommendations on eliglustat (Cerdelga) for treating type 1 Gaucher disease in adults

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published June 2017

Migalastat for treating Fabry disease (HST4)

Evidence-based recommendations on migalastat (Galafold) for treating Fabry disease in people over 16

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published February 2017

Burosumab for treating X-linked hypophosphataemia in children and young people (HST8)

Evidence-based recommendations on burosumab (Crysvita) for treating X-linked hypophosphataemia (XLH) in children and young people

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published October 2018

Strimvelis for treating adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency (HST7)

Evidence-based recommendation on Strimvelis for adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published February 2018

Inotersen for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (HST9)

Evidence-based recommendations on inotersen (Tegsedi) for stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published May 2019

Cerliponase alfa for treating neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (HST12)

Evidence-based recommendations on cerliponase alfa (Brineura) for treating neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 in children

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published November 2019

Voretigene neparvovec for treating inherited retinal dystrophies caused by RPE65 gene mutations (HST11)

Evidence-based recommendations on voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna) for RPE65-mediated inherited retinal dystrophies in people with vision loss caused by inherit

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published October 2019

Patisiran for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (HST10)

Evidence-based recommendations on patisiran (Onpattro) for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published August 2019

Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain (MTG41)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain (MTG39)

Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse titanium implant joint fusion system for treating chronic sacroiliac (SI) joint pain (lower back pain)

Medical technologies guidance Published October 2018

Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (MTG38)

Evidence-based recommendations on Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) by detecting inadequate sweat production

Medical technologies guidance Published September 2018

Thopaz+ portable digital system for managing chest drains (MTG37)

Evidence-based recommendations on Thopaz+ for people who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2018

Memokath-051 stent for ureteric obstruction (MTG35)

Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2018

SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (MTG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (central venous catheters/CVCs)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2017

ENDURALIFE powered CRT-D devices for treating heart failure (MTG33)

Evidence-based recommendations on ENDURALIFE-powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) devices for treating heart failure

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2017

Episcissors-60 for mediolateral episiotomy (MTG47)

Evidence-based recommendations on Episcissors-60 for mediolateral episiotomy

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2020

The Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (MTG24)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2015 Last updated May 2019

moorLDI2-BI: a laser doppler blood flow imager for burn wound assessment (MTG2)

Evidence-based recommendations on the moorLDI2-BI a laser doppler blood flow imager for burn wound assessment

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2011 Last updated August 2017

The Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds (MTG17)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2014 Last updated March 2019

Ambu aScope4 Broncho for use in unexpected difficult airways (MTG14)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Ambu aScope4 Broncho for use in unexpected difficult airways

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2013 Last updated June 2019

EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing (MTG12)

Evidence-based recommendations on the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2013 Last updated October 2019

Pipeline Flex embolisation device with Shield Technology for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms (MTG10)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Pipeline Flex embolisation device with Shield Technology for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2012 Last updated January 2019

PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites (MTG9)

Evidence-based recommendations on PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2012 Last updated February 2018

MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery (MTG8)

Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2011 Last updated February 2018

Virtual Touch Quantification to diagnose and monitor liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B and C (MTG27)

Evidence-based recommendations on Virtual Touch Quantification for diagnosing and monitoring liver fibrosis in chronic Hepatitis B and C

Medical technologies guidance Published September 2015 Last updated January 2020

gammaCore for cluster headache (MTG46)

Evidence-based recommendations on gammaCore for cluster headache

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2019

Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy (MTG45)

Evidence-based decisions on Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2019

Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors (MTG44)

Evidence-based recommendations on Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2019

UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers (MTG42)

Evidence-based recommendations on UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers (MTG40)

Evidence-based recommendations on Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

Peristeen transanal irrigation system for managing bowel dysfunction (MTG36)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2018

PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions (MTG43)

Evidence-based recommendations on PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2019 Last updated August 2019

The 3M Tegaderm CHG IV securement dressing for central venous and arterial catheter insertion sites (MTG25)

Evidence-based recommendations on the 3M Tegaderm CHG IV securement dressing for central venous and arterial catheter insertion sites

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2015 Last updated September 2019

E‑vita open plus for treating complex aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta (MTG16)

Evidence-based recommendations on the E-vita open plus for treating complex aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2013 Last updated October 2018

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

Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management (CG103)

This guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home. It also covers identifying people at risk of developing delirium in these settings and preventing onset. It aims to improve diagnosis of delirium and reduce hospital stays and complications.

Clinical guideline Published July 2010 Last updated March 2019

Generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder in adults: management (CG113)

This guideline covers the care and treatment of people aged 18 and over with generalised anxiety disorder (chronic anxiety) or panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia or panic attacks). It aims to help people achieve complete relief of symptoms (remission), which is associated with better functioning and a lower likelihood of relapse.

Clinical guideline Published January 2011 Last updated July 2019

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management of physical complications (CG100)

This guideline covers care for adults and young people (aged 10 years and older) with physical health problems that are completely or partly caused by an alcohol-use disorder. It aims to improve the health of people with alcohol-use disorders by providing recommendations on managing acute alcohol withdrawal and treating alcohol-related conditions.

Clinical guideline Published June 2010 Last updated April 2017

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing (NG152)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults with leg ulcer infection. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published February 2020

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

Supporting adult carers (NG150)

This guideline covers support for adults (aged 18 and over) who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health or social care needs. It aims to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support. It covers carers’ assessments, practical, emotional and social support and training, and support for carers providing end of life care.

NICE guideline Published January 2020

Colorectal cancer (NG151)

This guideline covers managing colorectal (bowel) cancer in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve quality of life and survival for adults with colorectal cancer through management of local disease and management of secondary tumours (metastatic disease).

NICE guideline Published January 2020

Head injury: assessment and early management (CG176)

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. It promotes effective clinical assessment so that people receive the right care for the severity of their head injury, including referral directly to specialist care if needed.

Clinical guideline Published January 2014 Last updated September 2019

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults: diagnosis and management (CG163)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve the quality of life for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by helping healthcare professionals to diagnose the condition and provide effective symptom management.

Clinical guideline Published June 2013 Last updated May 2017

Psoriasis: assessment and management (CG153)

This guideline covers assessing and managing psoriasis in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve long-term disease control and quality of life for people with psoriasis.

Clinical guideline Published October 2012 Last updated September 2017

Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people: recognition and management (CG158)

This guideline covers recognising and managing antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people aged under 19. It aims to improve care by identifying children and young people who are at risk and when interventions can prevent conduct disorders from developing. The guideline also makes recommendations on communication, to help professionals build relationships with children and young people and involve them in their own care.

Clinical guideline Published March 2013 Last updated April 2017