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  1. Developing and updating local formularies (MPG1)

    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.

  2. Controlled drugs: safe use and management (NG46)

    This guideline covers systems and processes for using and managing controlled drugs safely in all NHS settings except care homes. It aims to improve working practices to comply with legislation and have robust governance arrangements. It also aims to reduce the safety risks associated with controlled drugs.

  3. Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community (NG67)

    This guideline covers medicines support for adults (aged 18 and over) who are receiving social care in the community. It aims to ensure that people who receive social care are supported to take and look after their medicines effectively and safely at home. It gives advice on assessing if people need help with managing their medicines, who should provide medicines support and how health and social care staff should work together.

  4. Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NG15)

    This guideline covers the effective use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) in children, young people and adults. It aims to change prescribing practice to help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and ensure that antimicrobials remain an effective treatment for infection.

  5. 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.

  6. Cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG120)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute cough associated with an upper respiratory tract infection or acute bronchitis in adults, young people and children. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  7. Bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis), acute exacerbation: antimicrobial prescribing (NG117)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for managing and preventing acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis (non-cystic fibrosis). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  8. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (acute exacerbation): antimicrobial prescribing (NG114)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  9. 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.

  10. Urinary tract infection (catheter-associated): antimicrobial prescribing (NG113)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter-associated urinary tract infection in children, young people and adults. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  11. Urinary tract infection (recurrent): antimicrobial prescribing (NG112)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  12. Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG111)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  13. Urinary tract infection (lower): antimicrobial prescribing (NG109)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (also called cystitis) in children, young people and adults who do not have a catheter. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  14. Otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG91)

    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.

  15. Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG84)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.

  16. Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing (NG152)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults with leg ulcer infection. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  17. Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing (NG153)

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over with impetigo. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  18. Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management (NG19)

    This guideline covers preventing and managing foot problems in children, young people and adults with diabetes. It aims to reduce variation in practice, including antibiotic prescribing for diabetic foot infections.

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

    This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for hospital-acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator-associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

  20. Cetuximab, bevacizumab and panitumumab for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer after first-line chemotherapy: Cetuximab (monotherapy or combination chemotherapy), bevacizumab (in combination with non-oxaliplatin chemotherapy) and panitumumab (monotherapy) for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer after first-line chemotherapy (TA242)

    Evidence-based recommendations on cetuximab (Erbitux), bevacizumab (Avastin) and panitumumab (Vectibix) for treating metastatic colorectal cancer..

  21. Rituximab for the first-line treatment of stage III-IV follicular lymphoma (TA243)

    Evidence-based recommendations on rituximab (MabThera) for the first-line treatment of stage III–IV follicular lymphoma

  22. Rivaroxaban for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in people with atrial fibrillation (TA256)

    Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation (AF)

  23. 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..

  24. Erlotinib for the first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic EGFR-TK mutation-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA258)

    Evidence-based recommendations on erlotinib (Tarceva) for the first-line treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer

  25. Botulinum toxin type A for the prevention of headaches in adults with chronic migraine (TA260)

    Evidence-based recommendations on botulinum toxin type A (Botox) for the prevention of headaches in adults with chronic migraine

  26. Fulvestrant for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA239)

    Evidence-based recommendations on fulvestrant (Faslodex) for treating locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

  27. Apixaban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after total hip or knee replacement in adults (TA245)

    Evidence-based recommendations on apixaban (Eliquis) for preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total hip or knee replacement in adults

  28. Dabigatran etexilate for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation (TA249)

    Evidence-based recommendations on dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa) for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation (AF)

  29. Fingolimod for the treatment of highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA254)

    Evidence-based recommendations on fingolimod (Gilenya) for treating highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS)

  30. Ipilimumab for previously untreated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (TA319)

    Evidence-based recommendations on ipilimumab (Yervoy) for previously untreated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults

  31. Inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of chronic asthma in adults and in children aged 12 years and over (TA138)

    Evidence-based recommendations on onhaled corticosteroids for treating chronic asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and over

  32. 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

  33. Natalizumab for the treatment of adults with highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA127)

    Evidence-based recommendations on natalizumab (Tysabri) for highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults

  34. 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

  35. Larotrectinib for treating NTRK fusion-positive solid tumours (TA630)

    Evidence-based recommendations on larotrectinib (Vitrakvi) for treating neurotrophic tyrosine receptor kinase (NTRK) fusion-positive solid tumours in adults and