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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

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

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 (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 21 November 2019.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Minimally invasive radical hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 21 November 2019.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Bilateral cervicosacropexy or vaginosacropexy using mesh for pelvic organ prolapse: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 21 November 2019.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 21 November 2019.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG540)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes (IPG534)

Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton's) neuroma (IPG539)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (IPG537)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer (IPG532)

Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2015

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression (IPG530)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Insertion of a double balloon catheter for induction of labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section (IPG528)

Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

Joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction (IPG529)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache (IPG527)

Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for treating chronic cluster headaches

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Electrotherapy for the treatment of haemorrhoids (IPG525)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrotherapy for treating haemorrhoids

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine (IPG552)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG556)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia (IPG550)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relieving oropharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Endoscopic injection of bulking agents for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG55)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic injection of bulking agents for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2004

Mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke (IPG548)

Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical blood clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction (IPG546)

Evidence-based recommendations on angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) causing refractory erectile dysfunction

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016

Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain (IPG545)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica (IPG544)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2016

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression (IPG542)

Evidence-based recommendations on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation for a failed surgically implanted mitral valve bioprosthesis (IPG541)

Evidence-based recommendations on transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation for a failed surgically implanted mitral valve bioprosthesis

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Sacral nerve stimulation for urge incontinence and urgency-frequency (IPG64)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for treating overactive bladder (urge incontinence and urgency-frequency)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2004

Transpupillary thermotherapy for age-related macular degeneration (IPG58)

Evidence-based recommendations on transpupillary thermotherapy for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery (IPG59)

Evidence-based recommendations on subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery for treating ulcers caused by chronic venous insufficiency

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer (IPG579)

Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating pancreatic cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2017

Extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women (IPG576)

Evidence-based recommendations on extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2017

Trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (IPG575)

Evidence-based recommendations on trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2017

Radiation therapy for early Dupuytren's disease (IPG573)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy (low energy X-rays) for treating early Dupuytren’s contractures in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinopathy (IPG571)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treating Achilles tendinopathy in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (IPG57)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (keyhole surgery to remove kidney from donor)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for treating morbid obesity (IPG569)

Evidence-based recommendations on single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for treating morbid obesity

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2016

Single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women (IPG566)

Evidence-based recommendations on single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2016