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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength in chronic respiratory conditions, chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease (IPG677)

    Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength in chronic respiratory conditions, chronic heart failure and chronic kidney

  6. Thoracoscopic exclusion of the left atrial appendage (with or without surgical ablation) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation for the prevention of thromboembolism (IPG400)

    Evidence-based recommendations on thoracoscopic exclusion of the left atrial appendage (with or without surgical ablation) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation

  7. Radiation therapy for early Dupuytren's disease (IPG573)

    Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy for early Dupuytren’s contractures in adults. This involves directing low energy X-rays at the affected

  8. Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG556)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica in adults. This involves removing part of the damaged

  9. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary hyperhidrosis of the upper limb (IPG487)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) of the upper limb (palm of hand and armpit)

  10. Chemosaturation via percutaneous hepatic artery perfusion and hepatic vein isolation for primary or metastatic liver cancer (IPG488)

    Evidence-based recommendations on chemosaturation via percutaneous hepatic artery perfusion and hepatic vein isolation for primary or metastatic liver cancer

  11. Insertion of prostatic urethral lift implants to treat lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG475)

    Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral lift implants to treat lower tract symptoms secondary to benign prostate hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

  12. Electrochemotherapy for primary basal cell carcinoma and primary squamous cell carcinoma (IPG478)

    Evidence-based recommendations on electrochemotherapy for primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (skin cancer)

  13. Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale to prevent recurrent cerebral embolic events (IPG472)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO/hole in the heart) to prevent recurrent cerebral embolic events

  14. Arthroscopic radiofrequency chondroplasty for discrete chondral defects of the knee (IPG493)

    Evidence-based recommendations on arthroscopic radiofrequency chondroplasty for discrete chondral defects of the articular cartilage in the knee