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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This guideline covers making people aware of how to correctly use antimicrobial medicines (including antibiotics) and the dangers associated with their overuse and misuse. It also includes measures to prevent and control infection that can stop people needing antimicrobials or spreading infection to others. It aims to change people’s behaviour to reduce antimicrobial resistance and the spread of resistant microbes.
This guideline covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides. It aims to:
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.
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 is unable to recommend the use in the NHS of panitumumab in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer..
Evidence-based recommendations on fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Iluvien) for chronic diabetic macular oedema that has inadequately responded to
Evidence-based recommendations on rucaparib (Rubraca) for relapsed platinum-sensitive ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer that has responded to
Evidence-based recommendations on pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) for bladder pain syndrome in adults
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of ramucirumab (Cyramza) for treating unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma after sorafenib
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) with rituximab for treating Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on lanadelumab (Takhzyro) for preventing recurrent attacks of hereditary angioedema in people aged 12 and over
Evidence-based recommendations on Xeomin (botulinum neurotoxin type A) for treating chronic sialorrhoea (excessive salivation and drooling) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on idelalisib (Zydelig) for follicular lymphoma that has not responded to 2 prior lines of treatment in adults
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of lenalidomide (Revlimid) with bortezomib and dexamethasone for untreated multiple myeloma
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of pomalidomide (Imnovid) with bortezomib and dexamethasone for relapsed or refractory myeloma
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of bezlotoxumab (Zinplava) for preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) with carboplatin and paclitaxel for untreated metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) with insulin for type 1 diabetes not controlled by insulin therapy alone in adults with a BMI of at
Evidence-based recommendations on risankizumab (Skyrizi) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on dacomitinib (Vizimpro) for locally advanced or metastatic EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for untreated advanced Hodgkin lymphoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ribociclib (Kisqali) for hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel) and ustekinumab (Stelara) for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people
NICE was unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of daratumumab with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for multiple myeloma because no evidence
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of bortezomib for treating multiple myeloma after second or subsequent relapse because no
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of ibrutinib for untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia without a 17p deletion or TP53
Evidence-based recommendations on ponatinib (Iclusig) for treating chronic myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on blinatumomab (Blincyto) for treating Philadelphia-chromosome-negative precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on everolimus (Afinitor) and sunitinib (Sutent) for treating neuroendocrine tumours in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on etelcalcetide (Parsabiv) for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism in adults with chronic kidney disease on haemodialysis
Evidence-based recommendations on certolizumab pegol (Cimzia) and secukinumab (Cosentyx) for treating active psoriatic arthritis in adults
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of afatinib for advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer after platinum-based chemotherapy
Evidence-based recommendations on obeticholic acid (Ocaliva) for treating primary biliary cholangitis (CBC / cirrhosis) in adults