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 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 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 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 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.
Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults
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 bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia
Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis
Evidence-based recommendations on microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent (tube) for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia; paralysis of arms and legs)
Evidence-based recommendations on robot-assisted kidney transplant in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk PCIs
Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal
Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis
Evidence-based recommendations on total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (using new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium)
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina
Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson’s disease in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema
Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure
Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death
Evidence-based recommendations on transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse
Evidence-based recommendations on hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on processed nerve allografts (specially treated nerves) to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities (bridge gaps)
Evidence-based recommendations on intranasal phototherapy to reduce inflammation inside the nose in allergic rhinitis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation (heat energy) to treat biliary obstruction (bile duct blockage) caused by cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff (shoulder) tears
Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral water vapour ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Evidence-based recommendations on superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids in adults