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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (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

Diabetic foot infection: antimicrobial prescribing

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

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Insect bites and stings: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10136] Expected publication date: TBC

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Clostridium difficile infection: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10144] Expected publication date: TBC

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10133] Expected publication date: 13 December 2019

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10134] Expected publication date: 14 February 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

Human and animal bites: antimicrobial prescribing

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

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (IPG580)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps (colonic adenomas/growths)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2017

Intraoperative fluorescence angiography for the evaluation of coronary artery bypass graft patency (IPG98)

Evidence-based recommendations on intraoperative fluorescence angiography for evaluating coronary artery bypass graft patency

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2004

Endovascular closure of patent ductus arteriosus (IPG97)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA/open blood vessel) by inserting a small blocking device

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2004

Endovascular closure of atrial septal defect (IPG96)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular closure of atrial septal defect (ASD /hole in the heart) by inserting a small blocking device

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2004

Radiofrequency valvotomy for pulmonary atresia (IPG95)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency valvotomy for treating pulmonary atresia

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2004

Intralesional photocoagulation of subcutaneous congenital vascular disorders (IPG90)

Evidence-based recommendations on intralesional photocoagulation for treating subcutaneous congenital vascular disorders

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2004

Insertion of hydrogel keratoprosthesis (IPG69)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of hydrogel keratoprosthesis for treating a diseased or damaged cornea

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2004

Laser sheath removal of pacing leads (IPG63)

Evidence-based recommendations on laser sheath removal of pacing (pacemaker) leads

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2004

Sacral nerve stimulation for urge incontinence and urgency-frequency (IPG64)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for treating overactive bladder (urge incontinence and urgency-frequency)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2004

Transpupillary thermotherapy for age-related macular degeneration (IPG58)

Evidence-based recommendations on transpupillary thermotherapy for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery (IPG59)

Evidence-based recommendations on subfascial endoscopic perforator vein surgery for treating ulcers caused by chronic venous insufficiency

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Irreversible electroporation for treating pancreatic cancer (IPG579)

Evidence-based recommendations on irreversible electroporation (IRE) for treating pancreatic cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2017

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2017

Trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (IPG575)

Evidence-based recommendations on trabecular stent bypass microsurgery for open-angle glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2017

Radiation therapy for early Dupuytren's disease (IPG573)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy (low energy X-rays) for treating early Dupuytren’s contractures in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinopathy (IPG571)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treating Achilles tendinopathy in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (IPG57)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (keyhole surgery to remove kidney from donor)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for treating morbid obesity (IPG569)

Evidence-based recommendations on single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for treating morbid obesity

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2016

Single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women (IPG566)

Evidence-based recommendations on single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2016

Percutaneous insertion of craniocaudal expandable implants for vertebral compression fracture (IPG568)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of craniocaudal expandable implants for vertebral compression fracture in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2016

Interstitial laser therapy for breast cancer (IPG89)

Evidence-based recommendations on interstitial laser therapy for treating breast cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2004

Photodynamic therapy for advanced bronchial carcinoma (IPG87)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy to treat bronchial carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer/NSCLC)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2004

Endovascular atrial septostomy (IPG86)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular atrial septostomy for cyanotic congenital heart disease in babies

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2004

Selective peripheral denervation for cervical dystonia (IPG80)

Evidence-based recommendations on selective peripheral denervation for treating cervical dystonia

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2004

Balloon valvuloplasty for aortic valve stenosis in adults and children (IPG78)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon valvuloplasty for treating aortic valve stenosis (narrowing)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2004

Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia using the gamma knife (IPG85)

Evidence-based recommendations on stereotactic radiosurgery using the gamma knife to treat trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain in the face)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2004

Supraorbital minicraniotomy for intracranial aneurysm (IPG84)

Evidence-based recommendations on supraorbital minicraniotomy for intracranial aneurysm (cerebral aneurysm)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2004

Stent placement for vena caval obstruction (IPG79)

Evidence-based recommendations on stent placement for vena caval obstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2004