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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10133] Expected publication date: 11 February 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Impetigo: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10134] Expected publication date: 11 February 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Clostridium difficile infection: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10144] Expected publication date: 30 September 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

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

Insect bites and stings: antimicrobial prescribing

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

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Lenalidomide for previously treated follicular lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma [ID1374]

In development [GID-TA10323] Expected publication date: 01 April 2020

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (IPG485)

Evidence-based recommendations on faecal microbiota (bacteria) transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile/C. diff) infection

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2014

Percutaneous endoscopic laser thoracic discectomy (IPG61)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic laser thoracic discectomy for treating symptomatic thoracic disc herniation (TDH/disc bulge)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Thrombin injections for pseudoaneurysms (IPG60)

Evidence-based recommendations on thrombin injections for treating pseudoaneurysms (false aneurysms)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Falloposcopy with coaxial catheter (IPG62)

Evidence-based recommendations on falloposcopy with coaxial catheter for investigating and treating subfertility in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2004

Balloon dilatation of pulmonary valve stenosis (IPG67)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilatation for treating pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2004

Artificial anal sphincter implantation (IPG66)

Evidence-based recommendations on artificial anal sphincter implantation for treating faecal incontinence

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2004

Scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia (IPG70)

Evidence-based recommendations on scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2004

Balloon dilatation of systemic to pulmonary arterial shunts in children (IPG77)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilatation of systemic to pulmonary arterial shunts for cyanotic congenital heart disease in children

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2004

Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins (IPG8)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2003

Sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence (IPG99)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for treating faecal incontinence

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2004

Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer (IPG338)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for treating early stage cervical cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins (IPG526)

Evidence-based recommendations on cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG540)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes (IPG534)

Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton's) neuroma (IPG539)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (IPG537)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer (IPG532)

Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2015

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression (IPG530)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Insertion of a double balloon catheter for induction of labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section (IPG528)

Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

Joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction (IPG529)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache (IPG527)

Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for treating chronic cluster headaches

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Electrotherapy for the treatment of haemorrhoids (IPG525)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrotherapy for treating haemorrhoids

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine (IPG552)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica (IPG556)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy for sciatica

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2016

Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia (IPG550)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relieving oropharyngeal dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2016

Endoscopic injection of bulking agents for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG55)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic injection of bulking agents for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2004

Mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke (IPG548)

Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical blood clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2016