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Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management (NG19)

This guideline covers preventing and managing foot problems in children, young people and adults with diabetes. It aims to reduce variation in practice, including antibiotic prescribing for diabetic foot infections.

NICE guideline Published August 2015 Last updated October 2019

Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing (NG141)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with cellulitis and erysipelas. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG138)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG120)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published February 2019

Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing (NG117)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing and preventing acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 2018

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing (NG114)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 2018

Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing (NG113)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published November 2018

Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing (NG112)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG111)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Prostatitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG110)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute prostatitis. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing (NG109)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG91)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute otitis media (ear infection). It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute otitis media can be caused by viruses or bacteria. It lasts for about a week, and most children get better in 3 days without antibiotics. Serious complications are rare.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published March 2018

Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG84)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published January 2018

Sinusitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG79)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sinusitis. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a virus, lasts for about 2 to 3 weeks, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2017

Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG139)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator-associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 04 February 2020.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Deep brain stimulation for refractory epilepsy: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 04 February 2020.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Therapeutic hypothermia with intracorporeal temperature monitoring for hypoxic perinatal brain injury (IPG347)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia with intracorporeal temperature monitoring for treating hypoxic perinatal brain injury

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Mini-incision surgery for total knee replacement (IPG345)

Evidence-based recommendations on mini-incision surgery for total knee replacement

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Epithelial radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's oesophagus (IPG344)

Evidence-based recommendations on epithelial radiofrequency ablation for treating Barrett's oesophagus

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (IPG342)

Evidence-based recommendations on haemorrhoidal artery ligation for treating haemorrhoids (piles)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement in the cervical spine (IPG341)

Evidence-based recommendations on prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement in the cervical spine for treating degenerative cervical disc disease

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Macular translocation with 360° retinotomy for wet age-related macular degeneration (IPG340)

Evidence-based recommendations on macular translocation with 360° retinotomy for treating wet (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Circular stapled haemorrhoidectomy (IPG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on circular stapled haemorrhoidectomy for treating internal haemorrhoids

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Limited macular translocation for wet age-related macular degeneration (IPG339)

Evidence-based recommendations on limited macular translocation for treating wet (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer (IPG338)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for treating early stage cervical cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy for peripheral lung lesions (IPG337)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy for treating peripheral lung lesions (pulmonary nodules)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Transcatheter endovascular closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (IPG336)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcatheter endovascular closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) for treating holes in the heart

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Endoscopic submucosal dissection of lower gastrointestinal lesions (IPG335)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic submucosal dissection of lower gastrointestinal lesions

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Arteriovenous crossing sheathotomy for branch retinal vein occlusion (IPG334)

Evidence-based recommendations on arteriovenous crossing sheathotomy for treating branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO, retinal vascular thrombosis)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Therapeutic endoscopic division of epidural adhesions (IPG333)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic endoscopic division of epidural adhesions for back or leg pain from adhesions around the spinal nerve roots

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2010

Surgical correction of hallux valgus using minimal access techniques (IPG332)

Evidence-based recommendations on surgical correction using minimal access techniques for treating hallux valgus (bunions)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2010

Cytoreduction surgery followed by hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis (IPG331)

Evidence-based recommendations on cytoreduction surgery and hyperthermic intraoperative peritoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis (cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2010

Vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression (IPG330)

Evidence-based recommendations on vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Endoaortic balloon occlusion for cardiac surgery (IPG261)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoaortic balloon occlusion for heart surgery

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2008

Interstitial photodynamic therapy for malignant parotid tumours (IPG259)

Evidence-based recommendations on interstitial photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating malignant parotid tumours

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2008

Intraoperative red blood cell salvage during radical prostatectomy or radical cystectomy (IPG258)

Evidence-based recommendations on intraoperative red blood cell salvage during radical surgery to remove the prostate gland or bladder

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2008

Allogeneic pancreatic islet cell transplantation for type 1 diabetes mellitus (IPG257)

Evidence-based recommendations on allogeneic pancreatic islet cell transplantation for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2008

Intraoperative nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery (IPG255)

Evidence-based recommendations on intraoperative nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2008

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal masses (IPG254)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for mediastinal masses

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2008

Laparoscopic mobilisation of the greater omentum for breast reconstruction (IPG253)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic mobilisation of the greater omentum (keyhole surgery) for breast reconstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2008

Laser-assisted cerebral vascular anastomosis without temporary arterial occlusion (IPG252)

Evidence-based recommendations on laser-assisted cerebral vascular anastomosis without temporary arterial occlusion

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2008

Laparo-endogastric surgery (IPG25)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparo-endogastric (laparoscopic endoluminal) surgery for treating gastric wall lesions

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space (IPG249)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space to give pain relief or an anaesthetic

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2008

Thoracoscopic excision of mediastinal parathyroid tumours (IPG247)

Evidence-based recommendations on thoracoscopic excision (keyhole surgery) of mediastinal parathyroid tumours in the chest

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2007

Hybrid procedure for interim management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome in neonates (IPG246)

Evidence-based recommendations on hybrid procedure for interim management of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in newborn babies

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2007

Thoracoscopically assisted mitral valve surgery (IPG245)

Evidence-based recommendations on thoracoscopically assisted mitral valve surgery (keyhole surgery)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2007

Non-rigid stabilisation techniques for the treatment of low back pain (IPG366)

Evidence-based recommendations on non-rigid stabilisation techniques for the treatment of low back pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2010

Interspinous distraction procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis causing neurogenic claudication (IPG365)

Evidence-based recommendations on interspinous distraction procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causing neurogenic claudication

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2010

Transperineal template biopsy and mapping of the prostate (IPG364)

Evidence-based recommendations on transperineal template biopsy and mapping of the prostate to test for prostate cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2010