Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn’s disease
Evidence-based recommendations on the MiniMed Paradigm Veo and Vibe and G4 PLATINUM CGM sensor-augmented pump therapy systems for type 1 diabetes
Evidence-based recommendations on the LightCycler SeptiFast Test MGRADE, SepsiTest and IRIDICA BAC BSI assay for identifying bloodstream bacteria and fungi
Evidence-based recommendations on VivaScope 1500 and 3000 imaging systems for detecting skin cancer lesions
Evidence-based recommendations on procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (AVIDA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive..
Evidence-based recommendations on high-sensitivity troponin tests for the early rule-out of acute myocardial infarction (AMI)
Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) to self-monitor blood clotting
Evidence-based recommendations on the NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and Nobreath devices to measure fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma
Evidence-based recommendations on faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel
Evidence-based recommendations on the EOS 2D/3D imaging system for radiological examinations
Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care
Evidence-based recommendations on tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer
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 rapid tests for group A streptococcal (strep A) infections in people aged 5 and over with a sore throat
Evidence-based recommendations on DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and ZedScan I for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities in people having colposcopy
Evidence-based recommendations on tests (IOTA ADNEX, Overa, RMI I, ROMA, IOTA Simple Rules) in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on quantitative faecal immunochemical tests (OC Sensor, HM-JACKarc and FOB Gold) to guide GP referral for colorectal cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on new generation computed tomography (CT) scanners for cardiac imaging for suspected or known coronary artery disease
Evidence-based recommendations on multi frequency bioimpedance devices to guide fluid management for people with chronic kidney disease having dialysis
Evidence-based recommendations on virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE) using NBI, FICE or i-scan to assess colorectal polyps of 5 mm or less during colonoscopy
Evidence-based recommendations on immunohistochemistry/microsatellite instability testing to guide tests for Lynch syndrome in people with colon cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on integrated multiplex polymerase chain tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in suspected gastroenteritis
Evidence-based recommendations on high-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal RHD genotype
Evidence-based recommendations on ImmunoCAP ISAC 112 and Microtest for multiplex allergen testing to diagnose allergy and predict the risk of allergic reaction
Evidence-based recommendations on PlGF-based testing to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia
Evidence-based recommendations on SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for investigating diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption (BAM)
Evidence-based recommendations on the Bispectral Index (BIS), E-Entropy and Narcotrend-Compact M depth of anaesthesia monitors
Evidence-based recommendations on theSonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver
Evidence-based recommendations on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis
Evidence-based recommendations on the RD-100i OSNA system and Metasin test for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on EGFR-TK mutation testing in adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Evidence-based recommendations on viscoelastometric point-of-care testing (ROTEM, TEG and Sonoclot systems) to detect, manage and monitor haemostasis
Evidence-based recommendations on the My5-FU assay for guiding dose adjustment for fluorouracil chemotherapy
This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing, managing and monitoring anaemia in people with chronic kidney disease. It aims to improve care for people with chronic kidney disease by specifying how to assess when their anaemia needs treating, and by making detailed recommendations on treatment with erythropoietic stimulating agents (ESAs) and iron. It also covers detecting and managing ESA-resistant anaemia.
This guideline covers behaviours such as diet and physical activity to help children (after weaning), young people and adults maintain a healthy weight or help prevent excess weight gain. The aim is to prevent a range of diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and improve mental wellbeing.
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.
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.
This guideline covers good practice for developing and updating local formularies in line with statutory requirements. It supports developing formularies that reflect local needs, reduce variation in prescribing, and allow rapid adoption of new medicines and treatments.
This guideline covers good practice for developing, authorising, using and updating patient group directions. It also offers advice on deciding whether a patient group direction is needed.
This guideline covers the main risk factors linked with cardiovascular disease: poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. It aims to reduce the high incidence of cardiovascular disease. This, in turn, will help prevent other major causes of death and illness, such as type 2 diabetes and many cancers.
This guideline covers support to help women stop smoking during pregnancy and in the first year after childbirth. It includes identifying women who need help to quit, referring them to stop smoking services and providing intensive and ongoing support to help them stop. The guideline also advises how to tailor services for women from disadvantaged groups in which smoking rates are high.
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.
This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk with an effective and appropriate intensive lifestyle-change programme to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The recommendations in this guideline can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme.
This guideline covers people living in England with ancestral links to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka who use traditional South Asian varieties of smokeless tobacco. The aim is to help them stop using tobacco that is placed in the mouth or nose (but not burned). It does not include oral snuff products that are sucked.
This guideline covers supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children under 5 through home visiting, childcare and early education. It aims to optimise care for young children who need extra support because they have or are at risk of social or emotional problems.
This guideline covers encouraging people to increase the amount they walk or cycle for travel or recreation purposes.
This guideline covers how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks, can help prevent people from becoming overweight or obese or help them lose weight. It aims to support sustainable and community-wide action to achieve this.
This guideline covers preventing type 2 diabetes in adult populations and communities who are at high risk. It aims to promote a healthy diet and physical activity at community and population level, and recommends how to tailor services for people in ethnic communities and other groups who are particularly at risk of type 2 diabetes.
This quality improvement guide was produced by NICE, in partnership with the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Its aim is twofold: to reduce the risk of harm from healthcare-associated infections for patients, staff and visitors; and to reduce the costs associated with preventable infection.