This guideline covers diagnosing and managing first or recurrent upper or lower urinary tract infections in infants, children and young people. It aims to achieve more consistent clinical practice, based on accurate diagnosis and effective management.
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.
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.
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.
This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence in children, young people and adults with neurological disease. It aims to improve care by recommending specific treatments based on what symptoms and neurological conditions people have.
This guideline covers preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections in children, young people and adults in primary and community care settings. It provides a blueprint for the infection prevention and control precautions that should be applied by everyone involved in delivering NHS care and treatment.
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute prostatitis. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.
This guideline covers managing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men over 18. It aims to improve the quality of life for men with LUTS by recommending which assessments they should receive, and when conservative management, drug treatment and surgery can help.
Evidence-based recommendations on empagliflozin (Jardiance) in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes
Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction
This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women aged 18 and over. It also covers complications associated with mesh surgery for these conditions.
This guideline covers the assessment and early management of fever with no obvious cause in children aged under 5. It aims to improve clinical assessment and help healthcare professionals diagnose serious illness among young children who present with fever in primary and secondary care.
Evidence-based recommendations on pentosan polysulfate sodium (Elmiron) for bladder pain syndrome in adults
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on holmium laser prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) for treating Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)
Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on electrocautery cutting balloon treatment for pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction
Evidence-based recommendations on uterine suspension using mesh (including sacrohysteropexy) to repair uterine prolapse in women
Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral lift implants to treat lower tract symptoms secondary to benign prostate hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
Evidence-based recommendations on endopyelotomy for treating pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction
Evidence-based recommendations on canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga) and empagliflozin (Jardiance) for treating type 2 diabetes in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention
Evidence-based recommendations on magnetic resonance (MR) image-guided percutaneous laser ablation for treating uterine fibroids (leiomyomas/myomas)
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for treating prostate cancer
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people (under 18s). It aims to raise awareness of symptoms that need investigating and treating, and to reassure parents and carers that regurgitation is common in infants under 1 year.
Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction
Evidence-based recommendations on mirabegron (Betmiga) for treating the symptoms of overactive bladder
This guideline covers preventing and treating surgical site infections in adults, young people and children who are having a surgical procedure involving a cut through the skin. It focuses on methods used before, during and after surgery to minimise the risk of infection.
This guideline covers identifying children, young people and adults with symptoms that could be caused by cancer. It outlines appropriate investigations in primary care, and selection of people to refer for a specialist opinion. It aims to help people understand what to expect if they have symptoms that may suggest cancer.
This guideline covers assessing and treating bedwetting in people aged under 19. It aims to reduce bedwetting and the distress this causes by explaining what to ask in an assessment, what advice to provide, and which treatments are effective.
Evidence-based recommendations on procalcitonin testing for diagnosing and monitoring sepsis (AVIDA Centaur BRAHMS PCT assay, BRAHMS PCT Sensitive..
This guideline covers preventing infection within 72 hours of birth in healthy babies, treating pregnant women whose baby is at risk, and caring for babies who have a suspected or confirmed infection. It aims to reduce delays in recognising and treating sick babies and prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics.
Evidence-based recommendations on intramural urethral bulking procedures for stress urinary incontinence in women
Evidence-based recommendations on GreenLight XPS for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
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.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults. It aims to improve accurate assessment and diagnosis of pneumonia to help guide antibiotic prescribing and ensure that people receive the right treatment.
Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor liver transplantation
Evidence-based recommendations on retrograde uretral sphincterometry (to test urethral function)
This guideline covers recognition, assessment and monitoring of faltering growth in infants and children. It includes a definition of growth thresholds for concern and identifying the risk factors for, and possible causes of, faltering growth. It also covers interventions, when to refer, service design, and information and support.
This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing and managing cerebral palsy in children and young people from birth up to their 25th birthday. It aims to make sure they get the care and treatment they need for the developmental and clinical comorbidities associated with cerebral palsy, so that they can be as active and independent as possible.
This guideline covers when to offer caesarean section, procedural aspects of the operation and care after caesarean section. It aims to improve the consistency and quality of care for women who are considering a caesarean section or have had a caesarean section in the past and are now pregnant again.
Evidence-based recommendations on extraurethral (non-circumferential) retropubic adjustable compression devices for stress urinary incontinence in women
This guideline covers preventing, detecting, and managing acute kidney injury in children (aged above 1 month and below 12 years), young people (aged 12 to 17 years) and adults (aged 18 years or older). It aims to improve assessment and detection by non-specialist clinicians, and specifies when they should refer people to specialist services. This will reduce the chance of death or complications for people at risk of acute kidney injury.
Evidence-based recommendations on bone-anchored cystourethropexy for treating stress urinary incontinence in women
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic nephrectomy (including nephroureterectomy; keyhole surgery to remove a kidney)
Evidence-based recommendations on electroporation (electrical pulses sent through a needle into a tumour) for treating prostate cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic cystectomy (keyhole surgery to remove the bladder)
Evidence-based recommendations on transperineal template biopsy and mapping of the prostate to test for prostate cancer
This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of menopause, including in women who have premature ovarian insufficiency. The guideline aims to improve the consistency of support and information provided to women in menopause.
Evidence-based recommendations on endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (heavy periods/menstrual bleeding)