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  1. Insertion of endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (IPG517)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD])

  2. Insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section (IPG515)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section

  3. Excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes (NG6)

    This guideline covers reducing the health risks (including preventable deaths) associated with living in a cold home. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people vulnerable to the cold. Improving the temperature in homes, by improving energy efficiency, may also help reduce unnecessary fuel consumption.

  4. Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes (NG5)

    This guideline covers safe and effective use of medicines in health and social care for people taking 1 or more medicines. It aims to ensure that medicines provide the greatest possible benefit to people by encouraging medicines reconciliation, medication review, and the use of patient decision aids.

  5. Obesity prevention (CG43)

    This guideline covers preventing children, young people and adults becoming overweight or obese. It outlines how the NHS, local authorities, early years’ settings, schools and workplaces can increase physical activity levels and make dietary improvements among their target populations.

  6. 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.

  7. Bladder cancer: diagnosis and management (NG2)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing bladder cancer in people 18 and above referred from primary care with suspected bladder cancer, and those with newly diagnosed or recurrent bladder (urothelial carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma or small-cell carcinoma) or urethral cancer.

  8. Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s: recognition, diagnosis and management (CG102)

    This guideline covers recognising, diagnosing and managing bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia (blood poisoning) in babies, children and young people under 16. It aims to reduce deaths and disability by promoting early recognition of symptoms and timely effective management.

  9. Implantation of a shock or load absorber for mild to moderate symptomatic medial knee osteoarthritis (IPG512)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a shock or load absorber for treating mild to moderate symptomatic medial knee osteoarthritis

  10. Fluorouracil chemotherapy: The My5‑FU assay for guiding dose adjustment (DG16)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the My5-FU assay for measuring levels of 5-flurouracil (5-FU) in patients having chemotherapy, to help guide changes to the

  11. Telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects (IPG505)

    Evidence-based recommendations on telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for treating pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects

  12. Insertion of an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy (IPG506)

    Evidence-based recommendations on inserting an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy for treating lumbar disc herniation (slipped disc)

  13. Obesity: identification, assessment and management (CG189)

    This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing obesity in children (aged 2 years and over), young people and adults. It aims to improve the use of bariatric surgery and very-low-calorie diets to help people who are obese to reduce their weight.

  14. Gallstone disease: diagnosis and management (CG188)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing gallstone disease in adults. It aims to reduce variation in care by promoting the most effective treatments, and to improve the advice given to people with gallstone disease before and after treatment.

  15. Acute heart failure: diagnosis and management (CG187)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing acute heart failure or possible acute heart failure in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve the immediate care of someone who is acutely unwell as a result of heart failure.

  16. Drug allergy: diagnosis and management (CG183)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing drug allergy in all age groups. It aims to make it easier for professionals to tell when someone is having an allergic reaction, by specifying the key signs and patterns to look out for. It also makes recommendations on improving people’s understanding of their drug allergies, and ensuring these are recorded properly in their medical records.

  17. Transient loss of consciousness ('blackouts') in over 16s (CG109)

    This guideline covers assessment, diagnosis and referral for people over 16 who have had a transient loss of consciousness (TLoC; also called a blackout). It aims to improve care for people with TLoC by specifying the most effective assessments and recommending when to refer to a specialist.

  18. Assessing motility of the gastrointestinal tract using a wireless capsule (IPG502)

    Evidence-based recommendations on assessing motility of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract using a wireless capsule to investigate motility disorders

  19. Detecting, managing and monitoring haemostasis: viscoelastometric point‑of‑care testing (ROTEM, TEG and Sonoclot systems) (DG13)

    NICE has assessed 3 viscoelastometric point-of-care testing devices (the ROTEM, TEG and Sonoclot systems), to help the NHS decide whether to use these products

  20. Powered microdebrider turbinoplasty for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (IPG498)

    Evidence-based recommendations on powdered micodebrider turbinoplasty for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (swollen ridges in the nose)

  21. Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's oesophagus with low‑grade dysplasia or no dysplasia (IPG496)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s oesophagus with low-grade dysplasia or no dysplasia

  22. 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.

  23. Endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting (IPG494)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic saphenous vein harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting in coronary artery disease (CAD)

  24. Radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (IPG495)

    Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (swollen ridges in the nose that narrow the nasal passage)

  25. 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

  26. 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)

  27. Pressure ulcers: prevention and management (CG179)

    This guideline covers risk assessment, prevention and treatment in children, young people and adults at risk of, or who have, a pressure ulcer (also known as a bedsore or pressure sore). It aims to reduce the number of pressure ulcers in people admitted to secondary or tertiary care or receiving NHS care in other settings, such as primary and community care and emergency departments.

  28. Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma: NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath (DG12)

    Evidence-based recommendations on NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and NObreath for measuring the amount of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in the breath to help diagnose

  29. Transoral carbon dioxide laser surgery for primary treatment of oropharyngeal malignancy (IPG484)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transoral carbon dioxide (CO2) laser surgery for primary treatment of oropharyngeal malignancy (throat cancer)

  30. Faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (IPG485)

    Evidence-based recommendations on faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. This involves introducing enteric bacteria from

  31. Managing medicines in care homes (SC1)

    This guideline covers good practice for managing medicines in care homes. It aims to promote the safe and effective use of medicines in care homes by advising on processes for prescribing, handling and administering medicines. It also recommends how care and services relating to medicines should be provided to people living in care homes.

  32. Psychosis and schizophrenia in adults: prevention and management (CG178)

    This guideline covers recognising and managing psychosis and schizophrenia in adults. It aims to improve care through early recognition and treatment, and by focusing on long-term recovery. It also recommends checking for coexisting health problems and providing support for family members and carers.

  33. 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)

  34. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for primary facial blushing (IPG480)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (cutting off nerve signals to stop blushing) for primary facial blushing