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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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

Prostatitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing (NG110)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute prostatitis. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published November 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published December 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published February 2019

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published March 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published October 2017

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published January 2018

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published February 2020

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.

NICE guideline Published August 2015 Last updated October 2019

Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing (NG138)

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

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.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

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

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with a confirmed diagnosis of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It does not cover ventilator-associated pneumonia. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline Published September 2019

Clostridium difficile infection: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10144] Expected publication date: 06 April 2021

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Skin abscess: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10163] Expected publication date: TBC

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Blepharitis: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10168] Expected publication date: TBC

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10134] Expected publication date: 26 February 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Conjunctivitis: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10166] Expected publication date: 05 March 2021

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Stye: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10167] Expected publication date: TBC

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Insect bites and stings: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10136] Expected publication date: 30 June 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Secondary infection of common skin conditions including eczema: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10135] Expected publication date: 10 November 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Diabetic foot infection: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10132] Expected publication date: 11 October 2019

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Human and animal bites: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10137] Expected publication date: 30 June 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Placement of pectus bar for pectus excavatum (also known as MIRPE or the Nuss procedure) (IPG310)

Evidence-based recommendations on placing a pectus bar (MIRPE/the Nuss procedure) to treat pectus excavatum (‘funnel chest’)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2009

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory plantar fasciitis (IPG311)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory plantar fasciitis (ligament deterioration between the heel and foot)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2009

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for refractory tennis elbow (IPG313)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave (inaudible sound waves) therapy for refractory tennis elbow

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2009

Extracorporeal albumin dialysis for acute liver failure (IPG316)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal albumin dialysis for acute liver failure

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2009

Individually magnetic resonance imaging-designed unicompartmental interpositional implant insertion for osteoarthritis of the knee (IPG317)

Evidence-based recommendations on inserting individually MRI-designed unicompartmental, interpositional (customised) implant for knee osteoarthritis

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2009

Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection (IPG32)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection for treating pituitary adenomas (benign tumours)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Balloon catheter insertion for Bartholin's cyst or abscess (IPG323)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon catheter insertion for treating Bartholin's cyst or abscess

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Electrocautery cutting balloon treatment for pelviureteric junction obstruction (IPG324)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrocautery cutting balloon treatment for pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Endopyelotomy for pelviureteric junction obstruction (IPG325)

Evidence-based recommendations on endopyelotomy for treating pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Corneal endothelial transplantation (IPG304)

Evidence-based recommendations on corneal endothelial transplantation (endothelial keratoplasty/EK) to replace the inner layers of the cornea

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2009

Sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot (IPG305)

Evidence-based recommendations on inserting a sinus tarsi implant to treat mobile flatfoot

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2009

Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement in the lumbar spine (IPG306)

Evidence-based recommendations on prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement in the lumbar spine (replacing worn discs in the lower spine with artificial discs)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2009

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease (IPG29)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for treating Peyronie's disease

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Photodynamic therapy for brain tumours (IPG290)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy (PDT) for brain tumours (brain cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2009

Implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision (IPG293)

Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision (diplopia)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2009

Transmyocardial laser revascularisation for refractory angina pectoris (IPG301)

Evidence-based recommendations on transmyocardial laser revascularisation (TMLR) for refractory angina pectoris

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2009

Percutaneous laser revascularisation for refractory angina pectoris (IPG302)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous laser revascularisation (keyhole surgery) for refractory angina pectoris

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2009

Percutaneous endoscopic laser cervical discectomy (IPG303)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic laser cervical discectomy (keyhole surgery to treat slipped disc in upper back)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2009

Image-guided radiofrequency excision biopsy of breast lesions (IPG308)

Evidence-based recommendations on image-guided radiofrequency excision biopsy of breast lesions to test for breast cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2009

Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty (IPG31)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for treating back pain caused by a prolapsed intervertebral disc

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Percutaneous (non-thoracoscopic) epicardial catheter radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (IPG294)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous (non-thoracoscopic) epicardial catheter radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2009

Percutaneous (non-thoracoscopic) epicardial catheter radiofrequency ablation for ventricular tachycardia (IPG295)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous (non-thoracoscopic) epicardial catheter radiofrequency ablation for ventricular tachycardia

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2009

Palliative photodynamic therapy for advanced oesophageal cancer (IPG206)

Evidence-based recommendations on palliative photodynamic therapy (PDT/blue light therapy) for treating advanced oesophageal (gullet) cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Stimulated graciloplasty for faecal incontinence (IPG159)

Evidence-based recommendations on stimulated graciloplasty for faecal incontinence (creating a new anal sphincter muscle)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006