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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. Suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (IPG521)

    Evidence-based recommendations on suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (ligament injuries)

  6. Intravascular lithotripsy for calcified coronary arteries during percutaneous coronary intervention (IPG673)

    Evidence-based recommendations on intravascular lithotripsy for calcified coronary arteries during percutaneous coronary intervention in adults. This involves

  7. Low-energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer (IPG659)

    Evidence-based recommendations on low-energy contact X ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for locally advanced rectal cancer in adults

  8. Short-term circulatory support with left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to cardiac transplantation or recovery (IPG177)

    Evidence-based recommendations on short-term circulatory support with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) as a bridge to heart transplantation or recovery

  9. High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG184)

    Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation (AF) in association with other cardiac surgery

  10. Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for the secondary prevention of recurrent paradoxical embolism in divers (IPG371)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) for recurrent neurological decompression sickness in divers

  11. Extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women (IPG576)

    Evidence-based recommendations on extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women

  12. Artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure (IPG602)

    Evidence-based recommendations on artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure

  13. Intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by motor neurone disease (IPG593)

    Evidence-based recommendations on intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure in people with motor neurone disease

  14. Total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis (IPG595)

    Evidence-based recommendations on total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis in adults