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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and young people: lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (ESNM19)

Summary of the evidence on lisdexamfetamine dimesylate for attention defecit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and young people..

Evidence summary Published May 2013

Lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia: tadalafil (ESNM18)

Summary of the evidence on tadalafil for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostate hyperplasia..

Evidence summary Published May 2013 Last updated October 2013

Partial-onset seizures in epilepsy: zonisamide as monotherapy (ESNM17)

Summary of the evidence on zonisamide as monotherapy for children and young people with epilepsy to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published April 2013

Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in adults: linaclotide (ESNM16)

Summary of the evidence on linaclotide for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation in adults to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published April 2013

Actinic keratosis: ingenol mebutate gel (ESNM14)

Summary of the evidence on ingenol mebutate gel for actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2013

Early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer: subcutaneous trastuzumab (ESNM13)

Summary of the evidence on subcutaneous trastuzumab for HER2-positive breast cancer to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2013

Acute diarrhoea in children: racecadotril as an adjunct to oral rehydration (ESNM12)

Summary of the evidence on racecadotril with oral rehydration for treating acute diarrhoea in children to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2013

Acute diarrhoea in adults: racecadotril (ESNM11)

Summary of the evidence on racecadotril for treating acute diarrhoea in adults to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2013

Clostridium difficile infection: fidaxomicin (ESNM1)

Summary of the evidence on fidaxomicin for treating Clostridium difficile (C. diff/C. difficile) infection to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published July 2012

Chronic wounds: advanced wound dressings and antimicrobial dressings (ESMPB2)

Summary of the evidence on advanced wound dressings and antimicrobial dressings for managing chronic wounds to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2016

Clostridium difficile infection: risk with broad-spectrum antibiotics (ESMPB1)

Summary of the evidence on the risk of using broad-specturm antibiotics associated with clostridium difficile infection

Evidence summary Published March 2015

Erectile dysfunction: avanafil (ESNM45)

Summary of the evidence on avanafil for treating erectile dysfunction to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published August 2014

Hospital-acquired pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: telavancin (ESNM44)

Summary of the evidence on telavancin (Vibativ) for hospital-acquired pneumonia caused by MRSA to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published July 2014

Facial erythema of rosacea: brimonidine tartrate gel (ESNM43)

Summary of the evidence on brimonidine tartrate gel for treating facial erythema of rosacea to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published July 2014

Long-acting reversible contraception: levonorgestrel 13.5 mg intrauterine delivery system (ESNM41)

Summary of the evidence on the levonorgestrel intrauterine delivery system (long-acting reversible contraception) to inform local NHS planning...

Evidence summary Published June 2014

Premature ejaculation: dapoxetine (ESNM40)

Summary of the evidence on dapoxetine for premature ejaculation to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published May 2014

Schizophrenia: aripiprazole prolonged-release suspension for injection (ESNM39)

Summary of the evidence on aripiprazole prolonged-release suspension for injection for schizophrenia to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2014

Induction of labour: misoprostol vaginal delivery system (ESNM38)

Summary of the evidence on the misoprostol vaginal delivery system for induction of labour to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2014 Last updated November 2014

Partial seizures in children and young people with epilepsy: zonisamide as adjunctive therapy (ESNM37)

Summary of the evidence on zonisamide as adjunctive therapy for partial seizures in children and young people (aged 6–17 years) with epilepsy..

Evidence summary Published March 2014

Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis: canakinumab (ESNM36)

Summary of the evidence on canakinumab for treating systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2014

Asthma: fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta) combination inhaler (ESNM34)

Summary of the evidence on the fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (Relvar Ellipta) combination inhaler for asthma to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: indacaterol/glycopyrronium (Ultibro Breezhaler) (ESNM33)

Summary of the evidence on the indacaterol/glycopyrronium (Ultibro Breezhaler) for relieving the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)..

Evidence summary Published February 2014 Last updated March 2014

Prostate cancer: triptorelin (Decapeptyl SR) (ESNM30)

Summary of the evidence on triptorelin (Decapeptyl SR) for treating prostate cancer to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published January 2014

Asthma: fluticasone/formoterol (Flutiform) combination inhaler (ESNM3)

Summary of the evidence on fluticasone/formoterol (Flutiform) combination inhaler for treating asthma to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published October 2012

Combined oral contraception: nomegestrol/estradiol (Zoely) (ESNM28)

Summary of the evidence on nomegestrol/estradiol (Zoely) for use as combined oral contraception to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published December 2013

Type 2 diabetes: lixisenatide (ESNM26)

Summary of the evidence on lixisenatide (glucagon-like peptide-1 [GLP-1] mimetic) for treating type 2 diabetes to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published September 2013

Type 2 diabetes: insulin degludec (ESNM25)

Summary of the evidence on insulin degludec for treating type 2 diabetes to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published September 2013

Mitochondrial disorders in children: Co-enzyme Q10 (ES11)

Summary of the evidence on co-enzyme Q10 for mitochondrial disorders in children to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2017

Minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in adults: rituximab (ES1)

Summary of the evidence on rituximab for minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published November 2016

Hyperhidrosis: oxybutynin (ES10)

Summary of the evidence on oxybutynin for treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making

Evidence summary Published March 2017

Antimicrobial prescribing: meropenem with vaborbactam (ES21)

Summary of the evidence on antimicrobial prescribing of meropenem with vaborbactam (Vaborem) to inform local NHS planning and decision making

Evidence summary: antimicrobial prescribing Published November 2019

Antimicrobial prescribing: ceftolozane with tazobactam for treating hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (ES22)

Summary of the evidence on the antimicrobial prescribing of ceftolozane with tazobactam for hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilator-associated

Evidence summary: antimicrobial prescribing Published December 2019

Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety (MIB193)

Advice on the use of Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published September 2019

Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection (MIB197)

Advice on the use of Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection (SSI) to aid local decision making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2019

The OraQuick HCV point‑of‑care test for rapid detection of hepatitis C virus antibodies (MIB24)

Advice on the use of the OraQuick HCV point-of-care test for rapid detection of hepatitis C virus antibodies to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published March 2015

Plasma EGFR mutation tests for adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (MIB137)

Advice on the use of plasma EGFR mutation tests for adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2018

Health app: GDm-Health for people with gestational diabetes (MIB131)

Advice on the GDm-Health app to remotely monitor blood glucose in people with gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published November 2017

Fungitell for antifungal treatment stratification (MIB118)

Advice on the use of the Fungitell assay for detecting fungal infections (pathogens, fungus, fungi) in guiding antifungal treatment to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2017

Biopatch for venous or arterial catheter sites (MIB117)

Advice on the use of Biopatch hydrophilic foam dressing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) for venous or arterial catheter sites to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published August 2017

S-Cath System for suprapubic catheterisation (MIB68)

Advice on the use of the S-Cath System for suprapubic catheterisation to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published June 2016

Long-acting reversible contraception: subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA‑SC) (ESNM31)

Summary of the evidence on subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) for long-acting reversible contraception..

Evidence summary Published January 2014

Medicines management assistants: to reduce medicine wastage

The destruction of wasted medicines is a huge problem within hospitals and is very costly to the NHS. Traditionally, unused medicines are sent by...

QP Case Study Published August 2016

Medicines optimisation peer review: improving prescribing and lowering costs

It can be difficult for prescribers to keep abreast of the large volume of relevant guidance and research. They must identify important new...

QP Case Study Published September 2016

Community triage for lower limb vascular concerns: reducing the burden on hospitals

The Salford lower limb vascular assessment and triage service provides assessments, diagnosis and clinical management plans for patients with...

QP Case Study Published October 2016

Improving and maintaining medicines reconciliation on admission

North Bristol NHS Trust is a trust in South West England. It has approximately 1,000 beds, and treats about 70,000 patients annually via elective and

QP Case Study Published November 2016

Think twice, ask once: reducing preventable waste in theatre

A baseline assessment of current practice of use of hospital supplies in 2 surgical theatres was carried out. An initiative to preduce preventable...

QP Case Study Published January 2017

Liverpool Healthy Homes: Delivering sustainable house and housing improvements

The Liverpool Healthy Homes Programme (LHHP) aims to deliver sustainable health and housing improvements and reduce the burden on NHS care by...

QP Case Study Published April 2017

Centralised Nurse-led Vascular Access Team within Radiology

A centralised, nurse-led vascular access team has been funded and set up. Three nurses within the Radiology Department at Leicester Royal Infirmary

QP Case Study Published November 2016

Chemotherapy production: Reducing patient waiting times and increasing efficiency

Musgrove Park Hospital has a 14-bed oncology ward, a 12-bed haematology ward and a chemotherapy day unit with 19 chairs. The hospital provides these

QP Case Study Published July 2016

Cost and risk management in critical care: reducing the use of colloids

n the past, colloid fluid therapy was used as the primary resuscitation fluid in critically ill people. Increasing evidence (in this case from the...

QP Case Study Published October 2015