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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

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

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

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

Interferon alfa (pegylated and non-pegylated) and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (TA75)

Evidence-based recommendations on interferon alfa (pegylated and non-pegylated) and ribavirin for treating chronic hepatitis C

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2004 Last updated November 2013

Pre-hospital initiation of fluid replacement therapy in trauma (TA74)

Evidence-based recommendations on giving intravenous (IV) fluid replacement therapy for people with serious injuries before reaching hospital

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2004

Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy for the diagnosis and management of angina and myocardial infarction (TA73)

Evidence-based recommendations on myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) for diagnosing and managing angina and myocardial infarction (MI)

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2003 Last updated July 2011

Guidance on the use of coronary artery stents (TA71)

Evidence-based recommendations on coronary artery stents for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2003 Last updated July 2008

Guidance on the use of imatinib for chronic myeloid leukaemia (TA70)

Evidence-based recommendations on imatinib (Glivec) for treating chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2003 Last updated January 2016

Guidance on the use of liquid-based cytology for cervical screening (TA69)

Evidence-based recommendations on liquid-based cytology (LBC) for cervical screening

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2003

Human growth hormone (somatropin) in adults with growth hormone deficiency (TA64)

Evidence-based recommendations on human growth hormone (somatropin; Genotropin, Humantrope, Norditropin, Saizen) in adults with growth hormone deficiency

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2003

HealOzone for the treatment of tooth decay (occlusal pit and fissure caries and root caries) (TA92)

Evidence-based recommendations on HealOzone (ozone-releasing device) for treating tooth decay (occlusal pit/fissure caries/root caries)

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2005

Imatinib for the treatment of unresectable and/or metastatic gastro-intestinal stromal tumours (TA86)

Evidence-based recommendations on imatinib for treating unresectable and/or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST/soft tissue sarcoma)

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2004 Last updated November 2010

Laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair (TA83)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for repairing inguinal hernia (hernia in groin)

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2004

Tacrolimus and pimecrolimus for atopic eczema (TA82)

Evidence-based recommendations on non-steroidal tacrolimus and pimecrolimus for treating atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2004

Frequency of application of topical corticosteroids for atopic eczema (TA81)

Evidence-based recommendations on the frequency of application of topical corticosteroids for treating atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2004

Fluid-filled thermal balloon and microwave endometrial ablation techniques for heavy menstrual bleeding (TA78)

Evidence-based recommendations on fluid-filled thermal balloon and microwave endometrial ablation techniques for treating heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB)

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2004

Eltrombopag for treating chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (TA293)

Evidence-based recommendations on eltrombopag (Revolade) for treating chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (chronic ITP)

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2013 Last updated October 2018

Aripiprazole for treating moderate to severe manic episodes in adolescents with bipolar I disorder (TA292)

Evidence-based recommendations on aripiprazole (Abilify) for treating moderate to severe manic episodes in adolescents with bipolar I disorder

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2013

Mirabegron for treating symptoms of overactive bladder (TA290)

Evidence-based recommendations on mirabegron (Betmiga) for treating the symptoms of overactive bladder

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2013

Guidance on the use of fludarabine for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA29)

Evidence-based recommendations on the use of fludarabine for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2001

Dapagliflozin in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes (TA288)

Evidence-based recommendations on dapagliflozin (Forxiga) in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2013 Last updated November 2016

Rivaroxaban for treating pulmonary embolism and preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism (TA287)

Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for treating pulmonary embolism and preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2013

Loxapine inhalation for treating acute agitation and disturbed behaviours associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (terminated appraisal) (TA286)

NICE is unable to recommend the use in the NHS of loxapine inhalation for treating acute agitation and disturbed behaviours associated with

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2013

Bevacizumab in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin for treating the first recurrence of platinum-sensitive advanced ovarian cancer (TA285)

Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with gemcitabine and carboplatin for treating the first recurrence of

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2013

Bevacizumab in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for first-line treatment of advanced ovarian cancer (TA284)

Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with paclitaxel and carboplatin for first-line treatment of advanced ovarian cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2013

Ranibizumab for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion (TA283)

Evidence-based recommendations on ranibizumab (Lucentis) for treating sight problems caused by macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2013

Canakinumab for treating gouty arthritis attacks and reducing the frequency of subsequent attacks (terminated appraisal) (TA281)

NICE is unable to recommend the use in the NHS of canakinumab for treating gouty arthritis attacks and reducing the frequency of subsequent attacks

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2013

Percutaneous vertebroplasty and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (TA279)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous vertebroplasty and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2013

Omalizumab for treating severe persistent allergic asthma (TA278)

Evidence-based recommendations on omalizumab (Xolair) for treating severe persistent allergic asthma

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2013

Methylnaltrexone for treating opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in people with advanced illness receiving palliative care (terminated appraisal) (TA277)

NICE is unable to recommend the use in the NHS of methylnaltrexone for treating opioid-induced bowel dysfunction in people with advanced illness...

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2013

Colistimethate sodium and tobramycin dry powders for inhalation for treating pseudomonas lung infection in cystic fibrosis (TA276)

Evidence-based recommendations on colistimethate sodium and tobramycin dry powders for inhalation for pseudomonas lung infection in cystic fibrosis

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2013

Apixaban for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (TA275)

Evidence-based recommendations on apixaban (Eliquis) for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF)

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2013

Ranibizumab for treating diabetic macular oedema (TA274)

Evidence-based recommendations on ranibizumab (Lucentis) for treating diabetic macular oedema

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2013

Tadalafil for the treatment of symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (terminated appraisal) (TA273)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of tadalafil for treating symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia...

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2013

Vinflunine for the treatment of advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract (TA272)

Evidence-based recommendations on vinflunine (Javlor) for the treatment of advanced or metastatic transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelial tract

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2013

Decitabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (terminated appraisal) (TA270)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of decitabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia because no evidence...

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2012

Ipilimumab for previously treated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (TA268)

Evidence-based recommendations on ipilimumab (Yervoy) for previously treated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2012

Ivabradine for treating chronic heart failure (TA267)

Evidence-based recommendations on ivabradine (Procoralan) for treating chronic heart failure

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2012

Mannitol dry powder for inhalation for treating cystic fibrosis (TA266)

Evidence-based recommendations on mannitol dry powder for inhalation (Bronchitol) for treating cystic fibrosis (CF)

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2012

Denosumab for the prevention of skeletal-related events in adults with bone metastases from solid tumours (TA265)

Evidence-based recommendations on denosumab (XGEVA) for the prevention of skeletal-related events in adults with bone metastases from solid tumours

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2012

Alteplase for treating acute ischaemic stroke (TA264)

Evidence-based recommendations on alteplase (Actilyse) for treating acute ischaemic stroke (AIS)

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2012

Bevacizumab in combination with capecitabine for the first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer (TA263)

Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with capecitabine for the first-line treatment of metastatic breast cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2012

Rivaroxaban for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and prevention of recurrent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (TA261)

Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and preventing recurrent DVT and pulmonary embolism

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2012

Sofosbuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C (TA330)

Evidence-based recommendations on sofosbuvir (Sovaldi) for treating some types of chronic hepatitis C (HCV)

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2015

Infliximab, adalimumab and golimumab for treating moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis after the failure of conventional therapy (TA329)

Evidence-based recommendations on infliximab (Remicade, Inflectra, Remsima) adalimumab (Humira) and golimumab (Simponi) for ulcerative colitis after..

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2015

Dabigatran etexilate for the treatment and secondary prevention of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism (TA327)

Evidence-based recommendations on dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa) for treatment and secondary prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2014

Imatinib for the adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (TA326)

Evidence-based recommendations on imatinib (Glivec) for adjuvant treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (cancers in the digestive track)

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2014