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 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 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 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 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 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.
Evidence-based decisions on Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy
Evidence-based recommendations on Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors
Evidence-based recommendations on PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions
Evidence-based recommendations on the Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain
Evidence-based recommendations on Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers
Evidence-based recommendations on UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers
Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse titanium implant joint fusion system for treating chronic sacroiliac (SI) joint pain (lower back pain)
Evidence-based recommendations on Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) by detecting inadequate sweat production
Evidence-based recommendations on Thopaz+ for people who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung
Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction
Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction
Evidence-based recommendations on the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis after medical treatment has failed
Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Evidence-based recommendations on the Ambu aScope4 Broncho for use in unexpected difficult airways
Evidence-based recommendations on SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (central venous catheters/CVCs)
Evidence-based recommendations on the moorLDI2-BI a laser doppler blood flow imager for burn wound assessment
Evidence-based recommendations on the Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds
Evidence-based recommendations on the Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters
Evidence-based recommendations on PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites
Evidence-based recommendations on ENDURALIFE-powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) devices for treating heart failure
Evidence-based recommendations on HeartFlow FFRCT for estimating fractional flow reserve from coronary CT angiography
Evidence-based recommendations on HumiGard for preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in patients having abdominal surgery
Evidence-based recommendations on the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing
Evidence-based recommendations on the Pipeline Flex embolisation device with Shield Technology for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms
Evidence-based recommendations on the 3M Tegaderm CHG IV securement dressing for central venous and arterial catheter insertion sites
Evidence-based recommendations on the E-vita open plus for treating complex aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta
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 valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults
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 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 percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on collagen paste for closing an anal fistula 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 implant insertion for prominent ears in children, young people and adults
Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults