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  1. Safe midwifery staffing for maternity settings (NG4)

    This guideline covers safe midwifery staffing in all maternity settings, including at home, in the community, in day assessment units, in obstetric units, and in units led by midwives (both alongside hospitals and free-standing). It aims to improve maternity care by giving advice on monitoring staffing levels and actions to take if there are not enough midwives to meet the needs of women and babies in the service.

  2. Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals (SG1)

    This guideline covers organisational and managerial approaches to safe nurse staffing of inpatient wards for people aged 18 and over in acute hospitals. It aims to ensure that patients receive the nursing care they need, regardless of the ward to which they are allocated, the time of the day, or the day of the week.

  3. Secondary bacterial infection of eczema and other common skin conditions: antimicrobial prescribing (NG190)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for secondary bacterial infection of eczema and covers infection of other common skin conditions. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. The recommendations are for adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over. They do not cover diagnosis.

  4. 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.

  5. Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing (NG152)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults with leg ulcer infection. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  6. Insect bites and stings: antimicrobial prescribing (NG182)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for insect and spider bites and stings in adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over, including those that occurred while travelling outside the UK. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  7. Human and animal bites: antimicrobial prescribing (NG184)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for human and animal bites (excluding insect bites) in adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for community-acquired pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing (NG153)

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

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

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for hospital-acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator-associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  23. Ranibizumab for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (TA283)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ranibizumab (Lucentis) for treating sight problems caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion

  24. Percutaneous vertebroplasty and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (TA279)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous vertebroplasty and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

  25. Colistimethate sodium and tobramycin dry powders for inhalation for treating pseudomonas lung infection in cystic fibrosis (TA276)

    Evidence-based recommendations on colistimethate sodium and tobramycin dry powders for inhalation for pseudomonas lung infection in cystic fibrosis

  26. Apixaban for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (TA275)

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

  27. Vinflunine for the treatment of advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract (TA272)

    Evidence-based recommendations on vinflunine (Javlor) for the treatment of advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract

  28. Dapagliflozin in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes (TA288)

    Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes in adults

  29. Rivaroxaban for treating pulmonary embolism and preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism (TA287)

    Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for treating pulmonary embolism and preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism

  30. Bevacizumab in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin for treating the first recurrence of platinum-sensitive advanced ovarian cancer (TA285)

    Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin for treating the first recurrence of

  31. Bevacizumab in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for first-line treatment of advanced ovarian cancer (TA284)

    Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for first-line treatment of advanced ovarian cancer

  32. Ipilimumab for previously treated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (TA268)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ipilimumab (Yervoy) for previously treated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma

  33. Adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab and abatacept for treating moderate rheumatoid arthritis after conventional DMARDs have failed (TA715)

    Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab and abatacept for adults with moderate rheumatoid arthritis who have tried conventional DMA

  34. Chlormethine gel for treating mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (TA720)

    Evidence-based recommendations on chlormethine gel (Ledaga) for treating early-stage mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in adults

  35. Continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome (TA139)

    Evidence-based recommendations on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome