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Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism (NG89)

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.

NICE guideline Published March 2018 Last updated August 2019

Parkinson's disease in adults (NG71)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing Parkinson's disease in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, including monitoring and managing symptoms, providing information and support, and palliative care.

NICE guideline Published July 2017

Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health (NG70)

This guideline covers road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health. It aims to improve air quality and so prevent a range of health conditions and deaths.

NICE guideline Published June 2017

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2017

Sexually transmitted infections: condom distribution schemes (NG68)

This guideline covers condom distribution schemes. The aim is to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, these schemes can provide a good introduction to broader sexual and reproductive health services, especially for younger people, and help prevent unplanned pregnancies.

NICE guideline Published April 2017

Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions (NG64)

This guideline covers targeted interventions to prevent misuse of drugs, including illegal drugs, ‘legal highs’ and prescription-only medicines. It aims to prevent or delay harmful use of drugs in children, young people and adults who are most likely to start using drugs or who are already experimenting or using drugs occasionally.

NICE guideline Published February 2017

HIV testing: increasing uptake among people who may have undiagnosed HIV (NG60)

This guideline covers how to increase the uptake of HIV testing in primary and secondary care, specialist sexual health services and the community. It describes how to plan and deliver services that are tailored to the local prevalence of HIV, promote awareness of HIV testing and increase opportunities to offer testing to people who may have undiagnosed HIV.

NICE guideline Published December 2016

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

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

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Alcohol interventions in secondary and further education (NG135)

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.

NICE guideline Published August 2019

Antimicrobial stewardship: changing risk-related behaviours in the general population (NG63)

This guideline covers making people aware of how to correctly use antimicrobial medicines (including antibiotics) and the dangers associated with their overuse and misuse. It also includes measures to prevent and control infection that can stop people needing antimicrobials or spreading infection to others. It aims to change people’s behaviour to reduce antimicrobial resistance and the spread of resistant microbes.

NICE guideline Published January 2017

Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse: community health and social care services (NG58)

This guideline covers how to improve services for people aged 14 and above who have been diagnosed as having coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. The aim is to provide a range of coordinated services that address people’s wider health and social care needs, as well as other issues such as employment and housing.

NICE guideline Published November 2016

Neuropathic pain in adults: pharmacological management in non-specialist settings (CG173)

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.

Clinical guideline Published November 2013 Last updated July 2019

Maternal and child nutrition (PH11)

This guideline covers the nutrition of pregnant women, including women who are planning to become pregnant, mothers and other carers of children aged under 5 and their children. In particular, it aims to address disparities in the nutrition of low-income and other disadvantaged groups compared with the general population.

Public health guideline Published March 2008 Last updated November 2014

Atrial fibrillation: management (CG180)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation in adults. It aims to ensure that people receive the best management to help prevent harmful complications, in particular stroke and bleeding.

Clinical guideline Published June 2014 Last updated August 2014

Hyperparathyroidism (primary): diagnosis, assessment and initial management (NG132)

This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing and managing primary hyperparathyroidism. It aims to improve recognition and treatment of this condition, reducing long-term complications and improving quality of life.

NICE guideline Published May 2019

Major trauma: assessment and initial management (NG39)

This guideline covers the rapid identification and early management of major trauma in pre-hospital and hospital settings, including ambulance services, emergency departments, major trauma centres and trauma units. It aims to reduce deaths and disabilities in people with serious injuries by improving the quality of their immediate care. It does not cover care for people with burns.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

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

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Guidance on the use of trastuzumab for the treatment of advanced breast cancer (TA34)

Evidence-based recommendations on the use of trastuzumab (Herceptin) for the treatment of advanced breast cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2002

Regorafenib for metastatic colorectal cancer after treatment for metastatic disease (terminated appraisal) (TA334)

NICE is unable to make recommendations about regorafenib for metastatic colorectal cancer because no evidence submission was received from Bayer for the..

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2015

Guidance on the use of temozolomide for the treatment of recurrent malignant glioma (brain cancer) (TA23)

Evidence-based recommendations on temozolomide (Temodal) for malignant glioma in children over 3 years, young people and adults.

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2001 Last updated March 2016

Donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (TA217)

Evidence-based recommendations on donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and memantine (Ebixa) for treating Alzheimer's disease

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2011 Last updated June 2018

Decitabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (terminated appraisal) (TA270)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of decitabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia because no evidence...

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2012

Guidance on the use of fludarabine for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA29)

Evidence-based recommendations on the use of fludarabine for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2001

Canakinumab for treating gouty arthritis attacks and reducing the frequency of subsequent attacks (terminated appraisal) (TA281)

NICE is unable to recommend the use in the NHS of canakinumab for treating gouty arthritis attacks and reducing the frequency of subsequent attacks

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2013

Pharmalgen for the treatment of bee and wasp venom allergy (TA246)

Evidence-based recommendations on Pharmalgen (ALK-Abelló) for treating bee and wasp venom allergy

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2012

Lapatinib or trastuzumab in combination with an aromatase inhibitor for the first-line treatment of metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer that overexpresses HER2 (TA257)

Evidence-based recommendations on lapatinib (Tyverb) or trastuzumab (Herceptin) combined with an aromatase inhibitor for the first-line treatment of..

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2012

Omalizumab for treating severe persistent allergic asthma (TA278)

Evidence-based recommendations on omalizumab (Xolair) for treating severe persistent allergic asthma

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2013

Tadalafil for the treatment of symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (terminated appraisal) (TA273)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of tadalafil for treating symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia...

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2013

Oseltamivir, amantadine (review) and zanamivir for the prophylaxis of influenza (TA158)

Evidence-based recommendations on oseltamivir (Tamiflu), amantadine (Lysovir, Symmetrel) and zanamivir (Relenza) to prevent influenza (flu)

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2008

Ranibizumab and pegaptanib for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (TA155)

Evidence-based recommendations on ranibizumab (Lucentis) and pegaptanib (Macugen) for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2008 Last updated May 2012

Raloxifene for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women (TA160)

Evidence-based recommendations on raloxifene for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2008 Last updated February 2018

Spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain of neuropathic or ischaemic origin (TA159)

Evidence-based recommendations on spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain of neuropathic or ischaemic origin in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2008

Structural neuroimaging in first-episode psychosis (TA136)

Evidence-based recommendations on structural neuroimaging for treating first-episode psychosis

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2008

Pemetrexed for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (TA135)

Evidence-based recommendations on pemetrexed (Alimta) for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma (cancer)

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2008

Inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in children under the age of 12 years (TA131)

Evidence-based recommendations on inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) for chronic asthma in children aged under 12

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2007

Docetaxel for the treatment of hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer (TA101)

Evidence-based recommendations on docetaxel (Taxotere) for the treatment of hormone-refractory metastatic (advanced) prostate cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2006

Capecitabine and oxaliplatin in the adjuvant treatment of stage III (Dukes' C) colon cancer (TA100)

Evidence-based recommendations on capecitabine (Xeloda) and oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) for adjuvant treatment of stage III (Dukes' C) colon (bowel) cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2006

Guidance on the use of inhaler systems (devices) in children under the age of 5 years with chronic asthma (TA10)

Evidence-based recommendations on the use of inhaler systems (devices) for chronic asthma in children under 5

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2000

Guidance on the Extraction of Wisdom Teeth (TA1)

Evidence-based recommendations on the extraction of wisdom teeth

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2000

Methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence (TA114)

Evidence-based recommendations on methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2007

Carmustine implants and temozolomide for the treatment of newly diagnosed high-grade glioma (TA121)

Evidence-based recommendations on carmustine implants Gliadel) and temozolomide (Temodal) for newly diagnosed high-grade glioma (brain tumour)

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2007

Cinacalcet for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance dialysis therapy (TA117)

Evidence-based recommendations on cinacalcet (Mimpara) for treating secondary hyperparathyroidism to treat people on dialysis who have kidney disease

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2007

Naltrexone for the management of opioid dependence (TA115)

Evidence-based recommendations on naltrexone (Nalorex) for the management of opioid dependence

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2007

Peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for the treatment of mild chronic hepatitis C (TA106)

Evidence-based recommendations on peginterferon alfa (Pegasys) and ribavirin (Copegus) for treating mild chronic hepatitis C

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2006 Last updated November 2013

Amantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir for the treatment of influenza (TA168)

Evidence-based recommendations on amantadine (Lysovir, Symmetrel), oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) for treating influenza (flu)

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2009

Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion for the treatment of diabetes mellitus (TA151)

Evidence-based recommendations on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion for the treatment of diabetes mellitus

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2008

Carmustine implants for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (terminated appraisal) (TA149)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of carmustine implants because no evidence submission was received from the

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2008

Bevacizumab for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (terminated appraisal) (TA148)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of bevacizumab for treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2008

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

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2008