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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

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 (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

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

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

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

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

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

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing

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

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

Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10131] Expected publication date: 27 September 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

Pneumonia (community-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10130] Expected publication date: 16 September 2019

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Clostridium difficile infection: antimicrobial prescribing

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

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Human and animal bites: antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10137] Expected publication date: TBC

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Pneumonia (hospital-acquired): antimicrobial prescribing

In development [GID-NG10129] Expected publication date: 16 September 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: 13 October 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing guideline In development

Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids

In development [GID-IPG10110] Expected publication date: 24 July 2019

Interventional procedures guidance In development

Transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer

In development [GID-IPG10100] Expected publication date: 24 July 2019

Interventional procedures guidance In development

Cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure (IPG655)

Evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Patient safety and reduction of risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) via interventional procedures (IPG196)

Evidence-based recommendations on patient safety and reduction of risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) via interventional procedures

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2006

Irreversible electroporation for treating primary liver cancer (IPG444)

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2013

Valve-in-valve TAVI for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction (IPG653)

Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia (IPG654)

Evidence-based recommendations on reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Soft-palate implants for obstructive sleep apnoea (IPG241)

Evidence-based recommendations on soft-palate implants for treating obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2007

Photodynamic therapy for early-stage oesophageal cancer (IPG200)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy (PDT) for early-stage oesophageal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2006

Radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (IPG495)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency tissue reduction for turbinate hypertrophy (swollen ridges in the nose that narrow the nasal passage)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2014

Thoracoscopically assisted mitral valve surgery (IPG245)

Evidence-based recommendations on thoracoscopically assisted mitral valve surgery (keyhole surgery)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2007

Liposuction for chronic lymphoedema (IPG588)

Evidence-based recommendations on liposuction for chronic lymphoedema in adults to remove build-up of fluid and excess fat tissue in limbs

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2017

Radiofrequency treatment for haemorrhoids (IPG589)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency treatment for haemorrhoids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2017

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

Ab externo canaloplasty for primary open-angle glaucoma (IPG591)

Evidence-based recommendations on ab externo canaloplasty (widening eye’s main draining canal) for primary open-angle glaucoma (damaged optic nerve)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2017

Intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries (IPG594)

Evidence-based recommendations on intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2017

Total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis (IPG595)

Evidence-based recommendations on total distal radioulnar joint replacement for symptomatic joint instability or arthritis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis (IPG596)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracranial to intracranial bypass for intracranial atherosclerosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2017

Radiofrequency valvotomy for pulmonary atresia (IPG95)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency valvotomy for treating pulmonary atresia

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

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

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

Coil embolisation of unruptured intracranial aneurysms (IPG105)

Evidence-based recommendations on coil embolisation (inserting coil) for treating unruptured intracranial aneurysms (dilated blood vessels in the skull)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2005

Coil embolisation of ruptured intracranial aneurysms (IPG106)

Evidence-based recommendations on coil embolisation for treating ruptured intracranial aneurysms

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2005

Artificial metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joint replacement for end-stage arthritis (IPG110)

Evidence-based recommendations on artificial metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joint replacement for treating end-stage arthritis

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2005

Supraorbital minicraniotomy for intracranial aneurysm (IPG84)

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 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

Endovascular atrial septostomy (IPG86)

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 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