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Developing and updating local formularies (MPG1)

This guideline covers good practice for developing and updating local formularies in line with statutory requirements. It supports developing formularies that reflect local needs, reduce variation in prescribing, and allow rapid adoption of new medicines and treatments.

Medicines practice guideline Published March 2014 Last updated October 2015

Patient group directions (MPG2)

This guideline covers good practice for developing, authorising, using and updating patient group directions. It also offers advice on deciding whether a patient group direction is needed.

Medicines practice guideline Published August 2013 Last updated March 2017

Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community (NG67)

This guideline covers medicines support for adults (aged 18 and over) who are receiving social care in the community. It aims to ensure that people who receive social care are supported to take and look after their medicines effectively and safely at home. It gives advice on assessing if people need help with managing their medicines, who should provide medicines support and how health and social care staff should work together.

NICE guideline Published March 2017

Controlled drugs: safe use and management (NG46)

This guideline covers systems and processes for using and managing controlled drugs safely in all NHS settings except care homes. It aims to improve working practices to comply with legislation and have robust governance arrangements. It also aims to reduce the safety risks associated with controlled drugs.

NICE guideline Published April 2016

Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NG15)

This guideline covers the effective use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) in children, young people and adults. It aims to change prescribing practice to help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and ensure that antimicrobials remain an effective treatment for infection.

NICE guideline Published August 2015

Crisaborole for treating mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in people aged 2 years and older (ID1195)

In development [GID-TA10435] Expected publication date: 03 June 2020

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Naltrexone–bupropion for managing overweight and obesity (TA494)

Evidence-based recommendations on naltrexone–bupropion (Mysimba) for managing overweight and obesity in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017

Atezolizumab for untreated PD-L1-positive locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer when cisplatin is unsuitable (TA492)

Evidence-based recommendations on atezolizumab (Tecentriq) for untreated PD-L1-positive locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2017 Last updated July 2018

Ibrutinib for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (TA491)

Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) in adults after at least 1 therapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Nivolumab for treating squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck after platinum-based chemotherapy (TA490)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck in adults who have had platinum-based chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters (TA49)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters into the internal jugular vein

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2002

Vismodegib for treating basal cell carcinoma (TA489)

Evidence-based recommendations on vismodegib (Erivedge) for treating basal cell carcinoma (BCC; non-melanoma skin cancer; rodent ulcers) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Regorafenib for previously treated unresectable or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (TA488)

Evidence-based recommendations on on regorafenib (Stivarga) for previously treated gastrointestinal stromal tumours in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Venetoclax for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA487)

Evidence-based recommendations on venetoclax (Venclyxto) for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Aflibercept for treating choroidal neovascularisation (TA486)

Evidence-based recommendations on aflibercept (Eylea) for treating myopic choroidal neovascularisation in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Sarilumab for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (TA485)

Evidence-based recommendations on sarilumab (Kevzara) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Nivolumab for previously treated non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA484)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer in adults after

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Nivolumab for previously treated squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (TA483)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults after chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2017

Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in children and young people (TA482)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in children and young people

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in adults (TA481)

Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapies for preventing kidney rejection in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Belimumab for treating active autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (TA397)

Evidence-based recommendations on belimumab (Benlysta) as an add-on treatment for active autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Trametinib in combination with dabrafenib for treating unresectable or metastatic melanoma (TA396)

Evidence-based recommendations on trametinib (Mekinist) with dabrafenib (Tafinlar) for treating unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Evolocumab for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia (TA394)

Evidence-based recommendations on evolocumab (Repatha) for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol) and mixed dyslipidaemia

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Alirocumab for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia (TA393)

Evidence-based recommendations on alirocumab (Praluent) for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol) and mixed dyslipidaemia

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Adalimumab for treating moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (TA392)

Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira) for treating moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) (acne inversa)

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin as monotherapies for treating type 2 diabetes (TA390)

Evidence-based recommendations on canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga) and empagliflozin (Jardiance) for treating type 2 diabetes in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2016

Topotecan, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, paclitaxel, trabectedin and gemcitabine for treating recurrent ovarian cancer (TA389)

Evidence-based recommendations on topotecan, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride (Caelyx), paclitaxel, trabectedin (Yondelis) and gemcitabine...

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2016

Abiraterone for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated (TA387)

Evidence-based recommendations on abiraterone (Zytiga) for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2016 Last updated July 2016

Ruxolitinib for treating disease-related splenomegaly or symptoms in adults with myelofibrosis (TA386)

Evidence-based recommendations on ruxolitinib (Jakavi) for treating disease-related splenomegaly or symptoms in adults with myelofibrosis

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2016

Ezetimibe for treating primary heterozygous-familial and non-familial hypercholesterolaemia (TA385)

Evidence-based recommendations on ezetimibe (Ezetrol) for treating primary heterozygous-familial and non-familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2016

Nivolumab for treating advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (TA384)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for treating advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults.

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2016

TNF-alpha inhibitors for ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (TA383)

Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), etanercept (Enbrel), golimumab (Simponi) and infliximab (Remicade, Remsima…

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2016

Eltrombopag for treating severe aplastic anaemia refractory to immunosuppressive therapy (terminated appraisal) (TA382)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of Eltrombopag for treating severe aplastic anaemia refractory to immunosuppressive…

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Panobinostat for treating multiple myeloma after at least 2 previous treatments (TA380)

Evidence-based recommendations on panobinostat (Farydak) for treating multiple myeloma after at least 2 previous treatments.

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Inhaler devices for routine treatment of chronic asthma in older children (aged 5–15 years) (TA38)

Evidence-based recommendations on inhaler devices for routine treatment of chronic asthma in older children (aged 5–15 years)

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2002

Nintedanib for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (TA379)

Evidence-based recommendations on nintedanib (Ofev) for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Ramucirumab for treating advanced gastric cancer or gastro–oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with chemotherapy (TA378)

Evidence-based recommendations on ramucirumab (Cyramza)

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Enzalutamide for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated (TA377)

Evidence-based recommendations on enzalutamide (Xtandi) for treating metastatic, hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, certolizumab pegol, golimumab, tocilizumab and abatacept for rheumatoid arthritis not previously treated with DMARDs or after conventional DMARDs only have failed (TA375)

Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade, Remsima, Inflectra), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), golimumab…

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Abatacept, adalimumab, etanercept and tocilizumab for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis (TA373)

Evidence-based recommendations on abatacept, adalimumab, etanercept and tocilizumab for treating polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2015

Bortezomib for previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma (TA370)

Evidence-based recommendations on bortezomib (Velcade) for treating previously untreated mantle cell lymphoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2015

Ciclosporin for treating dry eye disease that has not improved despite treatment with artificial tears (TA369)

Evidence-based recommendations on ciclosporin (Ikervis) for treating dry eye disease that has not improved despite treatment with artificial tears

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2015

Vortioxetine for treating major depressive episodes (TA367)

Evidence-based recommendations on vortioxetine (Brintellix) for treating major depressive episodes in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2015

Pembrolizumab for advanced melanoma not previously treated with ipilimumab (TA366)

Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating advanced melanoma in adults not previously treated with ipilimumab

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2015 Last updated September 2017

Tofacitinib for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (TA480)

Evidence-based recommendations on tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatism) in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Reslizumab for treating severe eosinophilic asthma (TA479)

Evidence-based recommendations on reslizumab (Cinqaero) for treating severe eosinophilic asthma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Brentuximab vedotin for treating relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (TA478)

Evidence-based recommendations on brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for treating relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Autologous chondrocyte implantation for treating symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (TA477)

Evidence-based recommendations on autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in people with symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2017

Paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles with gemcitabine for untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer (TA476)

Evidence-based recommendations on paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles (nab-paclitaxel) for untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2017

Dimethyl fumarate for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (TA475)

Evidence-based recommendations on dimethyl fumarate (Skilarence) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2017