This guideline covers assessing and managing faecal incontinence (any involuntary loss of faeces that is a social or hygienic problem) in people aged 18 and over. It aims to ensure that staff are aware that faecal incontinence is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis.
Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for treating faecal incontinence
Evidence-based recommendations on injectable bulking agents for treating faecal incontinence (bowel or anal incontinence)
Evidence-based recommendations on stimulated graciloplasty for faecal incontinence (creating a new anal sphincter muscle)
Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a magnetic bead band for faecal (bowel) incontinence
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for faecal incontinence
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic radiofrequency therapy of the anal sphincter for faecal incontinence
Evidence-based recommendations on transabdominal artificial bowel sphincter implantation for faecal incontinence
Advice on the use of the Secca system for treating faecal incontinence to aid local decision-making
Advice on the use of Axonics sacral neuromodulation system (SNM) for overactive bladder and faecal incontinence to aid local decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on artificial anal sphincter implantation for treating faecal incontinence
This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women aged 18 and over. It also covers complications associated with mesh surgery for these conditions.
Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing constipation in children and young people up to 18. It provides strategies to support the early identification and timely, effective treatment of constipation which will help improve outcomes for patients. It does not cover constipation caused by a specific condition.
This guideline covers detecting and managing metastatic spinal cord compression in adults with cancer that has spread to the spine. It aims to improve quality of life by promoting early detection and management, and reducing spinal cord damage and disability.
Evidence-based recommendations on stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) for obstructed defaecation syndrome
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults
Advice on the use of Permacol for treating anal fistulae (fistula) to aid local decision-making
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in people aged 18 and over. It details how to accurately diagnose IBS, and aims to improve the quality of life for adults with IBS by promoting effective management using dietary and lifestyle advice, pharmacological therapy and referral for psychological interventions.
Evidence-based recommendations on low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults
Advice on the use of VAAFT for treating anal fistulae to aid local decision-making
Advice on the use of the Episcissors-60 for guided mediolateral episiotomy to aid local decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (PEC)
Summary of the evidence on racecadotril for treating acute diarrhoea in adults to inform local NHS planning and decision-making
Summary of the evidence on colesevelam for treating bile acid malabsorption (BAM) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on stapled haemorrhoidopexy for treating haemorrhoids
This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence in children, young people and adults with neurological disease. It aims to improve care by recommending specific treatments based on what symptoms and neurological conditions people have.
Evidence-based recommendations on haemorrhoidal artery ligation for treating haemorrhoids (piles)
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.
Evidence-based recommendations on transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum for malignant or benign disease of the rectum (including rectal cancer)
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve the quality of life for adults with multiple sclerosis by promoting symptom management, comprehensive reviews and effective relapse treatment.
This guideline covers stroke rehabilitation for adults and young people aged 16 and over who have had a stroke with continuing impairment, activity limitation or participation restriction. It aims to improve rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke by specifying how stroke units and multidisciplinary stroke teams should be organised. It makes detailed recommendations on assessments and interventions for the functional difficulties caused by stroke.
This guideline covers the routine postnatal care women and their babies should receive for 6–8 weeks after the birth. It includes advice given on breastfeeding, and the management of common and serious health problems in women and their babies after the birth.
This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them.
This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer in secondary care, including information on the best way to diagnose and identify different stages of the disease, and how to manage adverse effects of treatment. It also includes recommendations on follow-up in primary care for people diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Summary of the evidence on rifaximin for treating pouchitis to inform local NHS planning and decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on darvadstrocel (Alofisel; stem-cell treatment) for complex perianal fistulas with mildly or non-active luminal Crohn’s disease
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 infliximab (Remicade, Inflectra, Remsima) adalimumab (Humira) and golimumab (Simponi) for ulcerative colitis after..
This guideline covers how to assess and monitor body weight and how to prevent someone from becoming overweight or obese before, during and after pregnancy. The aim is help all women who have a baby to achieve and maintain a healthy weight by adopting a balanced diet and being physically active.
Advice on the BladderScan BVI 9400 3D portable ultrasound scanner for measuring bladder volume to aid local decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers
Summary of the evidence on oral mycophenolate for systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis. It specifies how to monitor the condition and manage the symptoms to improve quality of life. There are also detailed recommendations on treating the most common infections in people with cystic fibrosis.
Evidence-based recommendations on patisiran (Onpattro) for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy
Summary of the evidence on 0.2% topical glyceryl trinitrate ointment for chronic anal fissure to inform local NHS planning and decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on vedolizumab (Entyvio) for treating moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis in adults
Interventional procedures programme manual