This guideline covers diagnosing and managing rheumatoid arthritis. It aims to improve quality of life by ensuring that people with rheumatoid arthritis have the right treatment to slow the progression of their condition and control their symptoms. People should also have rapid access to specialist care if their condition suddenly worsens.
Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced unresectable or metastatic urothelial cancer after platinum-containing chemotherapy
Evidence-based recommendations on crizotinib (Xalkori) for treating ROS1-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure, Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette) to diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes
Evidence-based recommendations on niraparib (Zejula) for the possible treatment of ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on beta interferons (Avonex, Betaferon, Extavia, Rebif) and glatiramer acetate (Copaxone) to treat multiple sclerosis in adults
This guideline covers some aspects of assessing and managing hearing loss in primary, community and secondary care. It aims to improve the quality of life for adults with hearing loss by advising healthcare staff on assessing hearing difficulties, managing earwax and referring people for audiological or specialist assessment and management.
Evidence-based recommendations on donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and memantine (Ebixa) for treating Alzheimer's disease
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor in adults
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 arsenic trioxide (Trisenox)for treating acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for previously treated locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on on midostaurin (Rydapt) for untreated FLT3-mutation-positive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on intranasal phototherapy to reduce inflammation inside the nose in allergic rhinitis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on guselkumab (Tremfya) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for treating relapsed or refractory CD30-positive Hodgkin lymphoma in adults
This guideline covers assessing and managing cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract in people aged 16 and over. These are cancers of the airways of the head and neck, including the mouth, throat, larynx (voicebox) and sinuses. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve survival.
Evidence-based recommendations on low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation (heat energy) to treat biliary obstruction (bile duct blockage) caused by cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after chemotherapy in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis
Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma after platinum-containing chemotherapy
Evidence-based recommendations on DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and ZedScan I for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities in people having colposcopy
Evidence-based recommendations on robot-assisted kidney transplant in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent (tube) for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults
This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in adults aged 18 years and older, in primary and secondary care. It aims to improve care for people with depression by promoting improved recognition and treatment.
Evidence-based recommendations on nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia; paralysis of arms and legs)
This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating mental health problems in women who are planning to have a baby, are pregnant, or have had a baby or been pregnant in the past year. It covers depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, drug- and alcohol-use disorders and severe mental illness (such as psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia). It promotes early detection and good management of mental health problems to improve women’s quality of life during pregnancy and in the year after giving birth.
This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) in children, young people and adults. The recommendations apply to bipolar I, bipolar II, mixed affective and rapid cycling disorders. It aims to improve access to treatment and quality of life in people with bipolar disorder.
Evidence-based recommendations on tocilizumab (RoActemra) for treating giant cell arteritis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on avelumab (Bavencio) for treating metastatic (secondary) Merkel cell carcinoma (skin cancer) in adults
This guideline covers care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older. It covers identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It aims to support people to access the services they need as they get older.
Evidence-based recommendations on cabozantinib (Cometriq) for treating medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on eribulin (Halaven) for treating locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) breast cancer in adults who have had only 1 course
This guideline covers organising and delivering emergency and acute medical care for people aged over 16 in the community and in hospital. It aims to reduce the need for hospital admissions by giving advanced training to paramedics and providing community alternatives to hospital care. It also promotes good-quality care in hospital and joint working between health and social services.
This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing on prevention and early intervention and minimising inpatient admissions.
This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12. It aims to ensure that everyone who smokes is advised and encouraged to stop and given the support they need. It emphasises the importance of targeting vulnerable groups who find smoking cessation hard or who smoke a lot.
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.
This guideline covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels.
Evidence-based recommendations on tivozanib (Fotivda) for previously untreated advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC/kidney cancer) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on Thopaz+ for people who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung
Evidence-based recommendations on obinutuzumab (Gazyvaro) for untreated advanced follicular lymphoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on brodalumab (Kyntheum) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on daratumumab (Darzalex) for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina
Evidence-based recommendations on mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (osteochondral autologous transfer mosaicplasty)
Evidence-based recommendations on autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) using chondrosphere (Spherox) for symptomatic articular knee cartilage defects
Evidence-based recommendations on pertuzumab (Perjeta) for HER2-positive, locally recurrent or metastatic (secondary) breast cancer in adults