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.
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.
This guideline covers recognising, diagnosing and managing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve recognition and diagnosis, as well as the quality of care and support for people with ADHD.
This guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. It promotes effective clinical assessment so that people receive the right care for the severity of their head injury, including referral directly to specialist care if needed.
This guideline covers preventing, identifying and managing latent and active tuberculosis (TB) in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve ways of finding people who have TB in the community and recommends that everyone under 65 with latent TB should be treated. It describes how TB services should be organised, including the role of the TB control board.
Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) with carboplatin and paclitaxel for untreated metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Evidence-based recommendations on implant insertion for prominent ears in children, young people and adults
Advice on the use of InterDry for intertrigo (inflammatory skin rash) to aid local decision making
Advice on the use of UroShield for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) to aid local decision making
Advice on the use of SuperNO2VA for the relief of upper airway obstruction in people with obstructive sleep apnoea to aid local decision making
This guideline covers when to offer caesarean section, procedural aspects of the operation and care after caesarean section. It aims to improve the consistency and quality of care for women who are considering a caesarean section or have had a caesarean section in the past and are now pregnant again.
Evidence-based recommendations on sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (Lokelma) for treating hyperkalaemia (elevated blood potassium levels) in adults
This guideline covers the care that should be offered to women with a twin or triplet pregnancy in addition to the routine care that is offered to all women during pregnancy. It aims to reduce the risk of complications and improve outcomes for women and their babies.
Evidence-based recommendations on benralizumab (Fasenra) for treating severe eosinophilic asthma (SEA; elevated levels of eosinophils in blood) in adults
Advice on the use of the V.A.C. Veraflo Therapy system for infected wounds to aid local decision making
This guideline covers the care and management of type 2 diabetes in adults (aged 18 and over). It focuses on patient education, dietary advice, managing cardiovascular risk, managing blood glucose levels, and identifying and managing long-term complications.
This guideline covers identifying and treating primary hypertension (high blood pressure) in people aged 18 and over, including people with type 2 diabetes. It aims to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes by helping healthcare professionals to diagnose hypertension accurately and treat it effectively.
Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) with insulin for type 1 diabetes not controlled by insulin therapy alone in adults with a BMI of at
Evidence-based recommendations on olaparib (Lynparza) for treating BRCA mutation-positive, advanced ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on risankizumab (Skyrizi) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on patisiran (Onpattro) for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy
Evidence-based recommendations on dacomitinib (Vizimpro) for locally advanced or metastatic EGFR mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ribociclib (Kisqali) for hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms in adults
NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for untreated advanced Hodgkin lymphoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer in adults
This guideline covers assessing and reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE or blood clots) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people aged 16 and over in hospital. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people most at risk and describes interventions that can be used to reduce the risk of VTE.
This guideline covers interventions in secondary and further education to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people aged 11 up to and including 18. It also covers people aged 11 to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities in full-time education. It will also be relevant to children aged 11 in year 6 of primary school.
Evidence-based recommendations on cemiplimab (Libtayo) for treating locally advanced or metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions
Advice on the use of Endo-SPONGE for colorectal anastomotic leakage to aid local decision making
This guideline covers the care of women at increased risk of, or with symptoms and signs of, preterm labour (before 37 weeks), and women having a planned preterm birth. It aims to reduce the risks of preterm birth for the baby and describes treatments to prevent or delay early labour and birth.
Evidence-based recommendations on fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Iluvien) for treating recurrent non-infectious uveitis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on letermovir (Prevymis) for preventing cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease after a stem cell transplant in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) in people aged 16 and older. It aims to help people with COPD to receive a diagnosis earlier so that they can benefit from treatments to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and keep them healthy for longer.
This guideline covers the care and treatment of people aged 18 and over with generalised anxiety disorder (chronic anxiety) or panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia or panic attacks). It aims to help people achieve complete relief of symptoms (remission), which is associated with better functioning and a lower likelihood of relapse.
This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families in decisions about their care, and improve the support that is available to them throughout their lives.
Evidence-based recommendations on nusinersen (Spinraza) for treating spinal muscular atrophy in children and adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on blinatumomab (Blincyto) for treating Philadelphia-chromosome-negative CD19-positive B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
This guideline covers assessing and managing motor neurone disease (MND). It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, and covers information and support, organisation of care, managing symptoms and preparing for end of life care.
This guideline covers managing neuropathic pain (nerve pain) with pharmacological treatments (drugs) in adults in non-specialist settings. It aims to improve quality of life for people with conditions such as neuralgia, shingles and diabetic neuropathy by reducing pain and promoting increased participation in all aspects of daily living. The guideline sets out how drug treatments for neuropathic pain differ from traditional pain management.
Advice on the use of HemaClear for bloodless surgical field during limb surgery to aid local decision making
Evidence-based recommendations on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis
Evidence-based recommendations on bisphosphonates (alendronic acid; ibandronic acid; risedronate sodium; zoledronic acid) for treating osteoporosis in adults
This guideline covers the initial assessment of symptoms and signs that might indicate a neurological condition. It helps non-specialist healthcare professionals to identify people who should be offered referral for specialist investigation.
This guideline covers long-acting reversible contraception. It aims to increase the use of long-action reversible contraception by improving the information given to women about their contraceptive choices.
Advice on the use of the OPTIMIZER smart system for managing heart failure to aid local decision making
Evidence-based recommendations on lenalidomide (Revlimid) plus dexamethasone for previously untreated multiple myeloma in adults