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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (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

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

Insect bites and stings: antimicrobial prescribing

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

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

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

Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis (IPG637)

Evidence-based recommendations on platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis in adults (deterioration of the articular cartilage and menisci)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy (IPG615)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2018

Artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure (IPG602)

Evidence-based recommendations on artificial heart implantation as a bridge to transplantation for end-stage refractory biventricular heart failure

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death (IPG603)

Evidence-based recommendations on subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator insertion for preventing sudden cardiac death

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse (IPG599)

Evidence-based recommendations on transvaginal mesh repair of anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures (IPG623)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing (IPG622)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing (IPG621)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for severe chronic low back pain (IPG620)

Evidence-based recommendations on transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for low back pain in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears (IPG619)

Evidence-based recommendations on superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff (shoulder) tears

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina (IPG608)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (IPG607)

Evidence-based recommendations on mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee (osteochondral autologous transfer mosaicplasty)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2018

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson's disease (IPG606)

Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson’s disease in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

Aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (IPG604)

Evidence-based recommendations on aortic valve reconstruction with processed bovine pericardium (using new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2018

Endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema (IPG600)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial valve insertion to reduce lung volume in emphysema

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (IPG601)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous microwave ablation for severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2017

Sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (IPG624)

Evidence-based recommendations on sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids (IPG627)

Evidence-based recommendations on superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias (IPG626)

Evidence-based recommendations on leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias (an inserted device to help the heart beat at a normal rate)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG629)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2018

Intravesical microwave hyperthermia and chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG628)

Evidence-based recommendations on intravesical microwave hyperthermia and chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2018

Direct C1 lateral mass screw for cervical spine stabilisation (IPG146)

Evidence-based recommendations on direct C1 lateral mass screw for cervical spine stabilisation (to treat atlantoaxial fusion in the neck)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2005

Photodynamic therapy for non-melanoma skin tumours (including premalignant and primary non-metastatic skin lesions) (IPG155)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy for non-melanoma skin tumours (including premalignant and primary non-metastatic skin lesions)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2006

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (IPG168)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006

Percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (IPG161)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (PEC)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (IPG157)

Evidence-based recommendations on endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (heavy periods/menstrual bleeding)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Photorefractive (laser) surgery for the correction of refractive errors (IPG164)

Evidence-based recommendations on photorefractive (laser) surgery (LASIK, LASEK, PRK) to correct refractive errors (myopia/astigmatism/hyperopia/presbyopia)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix (IPG160)

Evidence-based recommendations on high dose rate brachytherapy for carinoma of the cervix (cervical cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006