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Developing and updating local formularies (MPG1)

This guideline covers good practice for developing and updating local formularies in line with statutory requirements. It supports developing formularies that reflect local needs, reduce variation in prescribing, and allow rapid adoption of new medicines and treatments.

Medicines practice guideline Published March 2014 Last updated October 2015

Patient group directions (MPG2)

This guideline covers good practice for developing, authorising, using and updating patient group directions. It also offers advice on deciding whether a patient group direction is needed.

Medicines practice guideline Published August 2013 Last updated March 2017

Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NG15)

This guideline covers the effective use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) in children, young people and adults. It aims to change prescribing practice to help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and ensure that antimicrobials remain an effective treatment for infection.

NICE guideline Published August 2015

Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community (NG67)

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.

NICE guideline Published March 2017

Controlled drugs: safe use and management (NG46)

This guideline covers systems and processes for using and managing controlled drugs safely in all NHS settings except care homes. It aims to improve working practices to comply with legislation and have robust governance arrangements. It also aims to reduce the safety risks associated with controlled drugs.

NICE guideline Published April 2016

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

Artificial iris implant insertion for acquired aniridia: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 19 December 2019.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Artificial iris implant insertion for congenital aniridia: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 19 December 2019.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Intravascular lithotripsy for calcified coronary arteries during percutaneous coronary intervention: interventional procedure consultation

We are listening to your views on this interventional procedures guidance. Comments close 19 December 2019.

Interventional procedures guidance In consultation

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis (IPG586)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for aortic stenosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2017

Laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG585)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2017

Palliative photodynamic therapy for advanced oesophageal cancer (IPG206)

Evidence-based recommendations on palliative photodynamic therapy (PDT/blue light therapy) for treating advanced oesophageal (gullet) cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Laparoscopic nephrolithotomy and pyelolithotomy (IPG212)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic nephrolithotomy and pyelolithotomy for treating renal (kidney) stones

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2007

Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for calcific tendonitis (tendinopathy) of the shoulder (IPG21)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWT) for calcific tendonitis (tendinopathy) of the shoulder

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Radiofrequency-assisted liver resection (IPG211)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency-assisted liver resection for treating primary or secondary liver cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2007

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (IPG204)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for treating pancreatic tumours (benign or malignant) or chronic pancreatitis

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Fetal cystoscopy for the diagnosis and treatment of lower urinary outflow tract obstruction (IPG205)

Evidence-based recommendations on fetal cystoscopy for diagnosing and treating lower urinary outflow tract blockage in unborn babies

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Fetal vesico–amniotic shunt for lower urinary tract outflow obstruction (IPG202)

Evidence-based recommendations on fetal vesico–amniotic shunt for treating lower urinary tract outflow blockage in unborn babies

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (IPG2)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC/liver cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2003

Septostomy with or without amnioreduction for the treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (IPG199)

Evidence-based recommendations on septostomy with or without amnioreduction for treating twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Intramedullary distraction for lower limb lengthening (IPG197)

Evidence-based recommendations on intramedullary distraction for lower limb (leg bones) lengthening

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Patient safety and reduction of risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) via interventional procedures (IPG196)

Evidence-based recommendations on patient safety and reduction of risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) via interventional procedures

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2006

Therapeutic amnioinfusion for oligohydramnios during pregnancy (excluding labour) (IPG192)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic amnioinfusion for treating oligohydramnios (lack of amniotic fluid ) during pregnancy (excluding labour)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2006

Deep brain stimulation for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease) (IPG188)

Evidence-based recommendations on deep brain stimulation (permanent electrodes planted in brain) for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2006

Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (IPG187)

Evidence-based recommendations on catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (placing small wireless capsule in gullet to check the level of acid)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Tonsillectomy using laser (IPG186)

Evidence-based recommendations on tonsillectomy (removing tonsils) using laser to cut tonsils and seal blood vessels

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG184)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation (AF) in association with other cardiac surgery

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Percutaneous laser therapy for fetal tumours (IPG180)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous laser therapy for fetal tumours

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2006

Tonsillectomy using ultrasonic scalpel (IPG178)

Evidence-based recommendations on tonsillectomy (removing tonsils) using ultrasonic scalpel (high-energy waves to cut tonsils and stop bleeding)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2006

Short-term circulatory support with left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to cardiac transplantation or recovery (IPG177)

Evidence-based recommendations on short-term circulatory support with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as a bridge to heart transplantation or recovery

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2006

Percutaneous fetal balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (IPG176)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous fetal balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

High dose rate brachytherapy in combination with external-beam radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer (IPG174)

Evidence-based recommendations on high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy in combination with external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for localised prostate cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation for the treatment of endometriosis (IPG171)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation (plasma beam) for treating endometriosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Soft-palate implants for obstructive sleep apnoea (IPG241)

Evidence-based recommendations on soft-palate implants for treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2007

Laparoscopic techniques for hysterectomy (IPG239)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic techniques (keyhole surgery) for hysterectomy

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2007

Laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) for chronic pelvic pain (IPG234)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) for treating chronic pelvic pain

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2007

Laparoscopic laser myomectomy (IPG23)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic laser myomectomy (keyhole surgery) to remove uterine fibroids in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Serial transverse enteroplasty procedure (STEP) for bowel lengthening in parenteral nutrition-dependent children (IPG232)

Evidence-based recommendations on serial transverse enteroplasty procedure (STEP) for bowel lengthening in children with short bowel syndrome (SBS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2007

Laparoscopic repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IPG229)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic repair (keyhole surgery) to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2007

Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error (IPG225)

Evidence-based recommendations on corneal implants to treat refractive error (short-sightedness)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2007

Therapeutic percutaneous image-guided aspiration of spinal cysts (IPG223)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic percutaneous image-guided aspiration to drain spinal cysts

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2007 Last updated August 2007

Laparoscopic deroofing of simple renal cysts (IPG226)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic deroofing of simple renal (kidney) cysts

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2007

Endoscopic augmentation of the lower oesophageal sphincter using hydrogel implants for the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG222)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic augmentation of the lower oesophageal sphincter using hydrogel implants for gastro-oesophageal reflux

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2007

Endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch (IPG22)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch (Zenker's diverticulum)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Tissue-cultured limbal stem cell allograft transplantation for regrowth of corneal epithelium (IPG216)

Evidence-based recommendations on cultivated stem cell transplant to treat limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2007

Holmium laser prostatectomy (IPG17)

Evidence-based recommendations on holmium laser prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) for treating Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Retrograde urethral sphincterometry (IPG167)

Evidence-based recommendations on retrograde uretral sphincterometry (to test urethral function)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006