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  1. Clostridioides difficile infection: antimicrobial prescribing (NG199)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing Clostridioides difficile infection in adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over in community and hospital settings. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. The recommendations do not cover diagnosis.

  2. Autism spectrum disorder in adults: diagnosis and management (CG142)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing suspected or confirmed autism spectrum disorder (autism, Asperger’s syndrome and atypical autism) in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve access and engagement with interventions and services, and the experience of care, for people with autism.

  3. Acne vulgaris: management (NG198)

    This guideline covers management of acne vulgaris in primary and specialist care. It includes advice on topical and oral treatments (including antibiotics and retinoids), treatment using physical modalities, and the impact of acne vulgaris on mental health and wellbeing.

  4. Bronchiolitis in children: diagnosis and management (NG9)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing bronchiolitis in babies and children. It aims to help healthcare professionals diagnose bronchiolitis and identify if babies and children should be cared for at home or in hospital. It describes treatments and interventions that can be used to help with the symptoms of bronchiolitis.

  5. Chronic kidney disease: assessment and management (NG203)

    This guideline covers care and treatment for people with, or at risk of, chronic kidney disease (CKD). It aims to prevent or delay the progression, and reduce the risk of complications and cardiovascular disease. It also covers managing anaemia and hyperphosphataemia associated with chronic kidney disease.

  6. Shared decision making (NG197)

    This guideline covers how to make shared decision making part of everyday care in all healthcare settings. It promotes ways for healthcare professionals and people using services to work together to make decisions about treatment and care. It includes recommendations on training, communicating risks, benefits and consequences, using decision aids, and how to embed shared decision making in organisational culture and practices.

  7. Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management (NG17)

    This guideline covers care and treatment for adults (aged 18 and over) with type 1 diabetes. It includes advice on diagnosis, education and support, blood glucose management, cardiovascular risk, and identifying and managing long-term complications.

  8. Babies, children and young people's experience of healthcare (NG204)

    This guideline describes good patient experience for babies, children and young people, and makes recommendations on how it can be delivered. It aims to make sure that all babies, children and young people using NHS services have the best possible experience of care. It is recognised that parents and carers play a key role, and where appropriate, we took their views into account when developing the recommendations.

  9. Epilepsies: diagnosis and management (CG137)

    The guideline covers diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy and seizures in children, young people and adults in primary and secondary care. It offers best practice advice on managing epilepsy to improve health outcomes so that people with epilepsy can fully participate in daily life.

  10. COVID-19 rapid guideline: vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT) (NG200)

    This guideline covers vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT), a syndrome which has been reported in rare cases after COVID-19 vaccination. VITT may also be called vaccine-induced prothrombotic immune thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) or thrombotic thrombocytopenic syndrome (TTS). Because VITT is a new condition, there is limited evidence available to inform clinical management, identification and management of the condition is evolving quickly as the case definition becomes clearer. This guideline was produced to support clinicians to diagnose and manage this newly recognised syndrome.

  11. COVID-19 rapid guideline: haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (NG164)

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need haemopoietic stem cell transplantation and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection.

  12. Obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome and obesity hypoventilation syndrome in over 16s (NG202)

    This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS), obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with OSAHS (COPD–OSAHS overlap syndrome) in people over 16. It aims to improve recognition, investigation and treatment of these related conditions.

  13. COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 (NG191)

    This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for children, young people and adults in all care settings. It brings together our existing recommendations on managing COVID-19, and new recommendations on therapeutics, so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily.

  14. Heavy menstrual bleeding: assessment and management (NG88)

    This guideline covers assessing and managing heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). It aims to help healthcare professionals investigate the cause of heavy periods that are affecting a woman’s quality of life and to offer the right treatments, taking into account the woman’s priorities and preferences.

  15. Cardiovascular disease: risk assessment and reduction, including lipid modification (CG181)

    This guideline covers the assessment and care of adults who are at risk of or who have cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people who are at risk of cardiovascular problems including people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or chronic kidney disease. It describes the lifestyle changes people can make and how statins can be used to reduce their risk.

  16. Patient experience in adult NHS services: improving the experience of care for people using adult NHS services (CG138)

    This guideline covers the components of a good patient experience. It aims to make sure that all adults using NHS services have the best possible experience of care.

  17. Postnatal care (NG194)

    This guideline covers the routine postnatal care that women and their babies should receive in the first 8 weeks after the birth. It includes the organisation and delivery of postnatal care, identifying and managing common and serious health problems in women and their babies, how to help parents form strong relationships with their babies, and baby feeding. The recommendations on emotional attachment and baby feeding also cover the antenatal period.

  18. Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment (NG195)

    This guideline covers preventing bacterial infection in healthy babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age, treating pregnant women whose unborn baby is at risk of infection, and caring for babies of up to and including 28 days corrected gestational age with a suspected or confirmed bacterial infection. It aims to reduce delays in recognising and treating infection and prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics. The guideline does not cover viral infections.

  19. Atrial fibrillation: diagnosis and management (NG196)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation in adults. It includes guidance on providing the best care and treatment for people with atrial fibrillation, including assessing and managing risks of stroke and bleeding.

  20. Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: support and management (CG170)

    This guideline covers children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (across the full range of intellectual ability) from birth until their 19th birthday. It covers the different ways that health and social care professionals can provide support, treatment and help for children and young people with autism, and their families and carers, from the early years through to their transition into young adult life.

  21. Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management (CG150)

    This guideline covers advice on the diagnosis and management of tension-type headache, migraine (including migraine with aura and menstrual-related migraine), cluster headache and medication overuse headache in young people (aged 12 years and older) and adults. It aims to improve the recognition and management of headaches, with more targeted treatment to improve the quality of life for people with headaches, and to reduce unnecessary investigations.

  22. Antenatal care (NG201)

    This guideline covers the routine antenatal care that women and their babies should receive. It aims to ensure that pregnant women are offered regular check-ups, information and support. We have also published a guideline on postnatal care , which covers the topics of emotional attachment and baby feeding.

  23. Nivolumab with ipilimumab and chemotherapy for untreated metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (TA724)

    Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) with ipilimumab (Yervoy) and chemotherapy for untreated metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer

  24. Nivolumab for advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer after chemotherapy (TA713)

    Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer in adults after chemotherapy

  25. Pembrolizumab for treating locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma after platinum-containing chemotherapy (TA692)

    Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma after platinum

  26. Olaparib plus bevacizumab for maintenance treatment of advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer (TA693)

    Evidence-based recommendations on olaparib (Lynparza) plus bevacizumab (Avastin) for maintenance treatment of advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary perito

  27. Carfilzomib with dexamethasone and lenalidomide for previously treated multiple myeloma (TA695)

    Evidence-based recommendations on carfilzomib (Kyprolis) with dexamethasone and lenalidomide (Revlimid) for previously treated multiple myeloma in adults

  28. Ofatumumab for treating relapsing multiple sclerosis (TA699)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ofatumumab (Kesimpta) for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis in adults with active disease defined by clinical or

  29. Trastuzumab deruxtecan for treating HER2-positive unresectable or metastatic breast cancer after 2 or more anti-HER2 therapies (TA704)

    Evidence-based recommendations on trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) for treating HER2-positive unresectable or metastatic breast cancer in adults after 2 or more

  30. Ozanimod for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA706)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ozanimod (Zeposia) for treating relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis in adults with clinical or imaging features of active

  31. Nivolumab for previously treated unresectable advanced or recurrent oesophageal cancer (TA707)

    Evidence-based recommendations on Nivolumab (Opdivo) for previously treated unresectable advanced, recurrent or metastatic oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma

  32. Budesonide orodispersible tablet for inducing remission of eosinophilic oesophagitis (TA708)

    Evidence-based recommendations on budesonide as an orodispersible tablet for inducing remission of eosinophilic oesophagitis in adults

  33. Pembrolizumab for untreated metastatic colorectal cancer with high microsatellite instability or mismatch repair deficiency (TA709)

    Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab for treating metastatic colorectal cancer with high microsatellite instability or mismatch repair deficiency in

  34. Rivaroxaban for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in people with atrial fibrillation (TA256)

    Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in adults with non-valvular atrial fibrillation