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Hyperglycaemia in acute coronary syndromes: management (CG130)

This guideline covers managing hyperglycaemia in the first 48 hours for adults admitted to hospital for acute coronary syndromes. It aims to improve initial management of hyperglycaemia and ensure that adults are given advice on their diabetes risk and how to reduce it.

Clinical guideline Published October 2011

Barrett's oesophagus: ablative therapy (CG106)

This guideline covers endoscopy treatments for people aged 18 and over with Barrett’s oesophagus and high-grade dysplasia or intramucosal cancer. It offers advice on which types of endoscopy treatments should be offered and how these should be used. It aims to improve choice of treatment for adults with Barrett’s oesophagus and improve quality of life and survival for those who cannot have surgery.

Clinical guideline Published August 2010

Gallstone disease: diagnosis and management (CG188)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing gallstone disease in adults. It aims to reduce variation in care by promoting the most effective treatments, and to improve the advice given to people with gallstone disease before and after treatment.

Clinical guideline Published October 2014

Respiratory tract infections (self-limiting): prescribing antibiotics (CG69)

This guideline covers prescribing antibiotics in primary care to children (aged 3 months and older), young people and adults with self-limiting respiratory tract infections (RTIs). It provides practical strategies for prescribing, including identifying when immediate antibiotics are needed and when to offer a delayed prescription or reassurance alone. It covers identifying who is at risk of serious illness but not investigations or further care for people needing immediate antibiotics.

Clinical guideline Published July 2008

Colorectal cancer prevention: colonoscopic surveillance in adults with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or adenomas (CG118)

This guideline covers using colonoscopy to check for signs of bowel cancer in people aged 18 and over with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (types of inflammatory bowel disease) or adenomas (also known as polyps). It aims to prevent cancer and prolong life by offering advice on identifying early bowel cancer in adults most at risk.

Clinical guideline Published March 2011

Anaphylaxis: assessment and referral after emergency treatment (CG134)

This guideline covers assessment and referral for anaphylaxis. It aims to improve the quality of care for people with suspected anaphylaxis by detailing the assessments that are needed and recommending referral to specialist allergy services.

Clinical guideline Published December 2011

Chronic kidney disease (stage 4 or 5): management of hyperphosphataemia (CG157)

This guideline covers managing hyperphosphataemia in children, young people and adults with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease. It makes recommendations on dietary management and phosphate binders, to reduce variation in care and the risk of hyperparathyroidism for people with chronic kidney disease.

Clinical guideline Published March 2013

Acute heart failure: diagnosis and management (CG187)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing acute heart failure or possible acute heart failure in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve the immediate care of someone who is acutely unwell as a result of heart failure.

Clinical guideline Published October 2014

Unstable angina and NSTEMI: early management (CG94)

This guideline covers treatments for people aged 18 and over with unstable angina (recurring chest pain) or a type of heart attack called non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It aims to ensure that people get treatment quickly. It recommends that as soon as NSTEMI or unstable angina is diagnosed, healthcare professionals assess people for risk of more serious heart problems in the future to guide their treatment.

Clinical guideline Published March 2010 Last updated November 2013

Myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation: acute management (CG167)

This guideline covers care and treatment of people aged 18 and over with a type of heart attack known as spontaneous onset of myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI). It aims to ensure that adults with STEMI are assessed and treated as soon as possible to minimise the damage to their heart. It also aims to help commissioners and healthcare professionals configure services so that people with STEMI can have the best outcomes.

Clinical guideline Published July 2013

Patient experience in adult NHS services: improving the experience of care for people using adult NHS services (CG138)

This guideline covers the components of a good patient experience. It aims to make sure that all adults using NHS services have the best possible experience of care.

Clinical guideline Published February 2012

Neutropenic sepsis: prevention and management in people with cancer (CG151)

This guideline covers preventing, identifying and managing neutropenic sepsis in children, young people and adults receiving treatment for cancer in the community and in secondary and tertiary care. It aims to reduce the risk of infection in people with neutropenia (low number of white blood cells) who are receiving anticancer treatment and improve management of neutropenic sepsis.

Clinical guideline Published September 2012

Inducing labour (CG70)

This guideline covers circumstances, methods and monitoring for inducing labour in pregnant women to avoid a pregnancy lasting longer than 42 weeks (known as a prolonged pregnancy) or if a woman’s waters break but labour does not start. It aims to improve the advice and care provided to women considering and undergoing induction of labour in hospital-based maternity units, midwifery led units and at home .

Clinical guideline Published July 2008

Scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia (IPG70)

Evidence-based recommendations on scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2004

Needle fasciotomy for Dupuytren's contracture (IPG43)

Evidence-based recommendations on needle fasciotomy for Dupuytren's contracture

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2004

Radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins (IPG8)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2003

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

Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for calcific tendonitis (tendinopathy) of the shoulder (IPG21)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWT) for calcific tendonitis (tendinopathy) of the shoulder

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection (IPG32)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection for treating pituitary adenomas (benign tumours)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Cyanoacrylate instillation for occlusion of parotid sinuses (IPG42)

Evidence-based recommendations on cyanoacrylate instillation for occlusion of parotid sinuses

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2004

Metastatic malignant disease of unknown primary origin in adults: diagnosis and management (CG104)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing secondary cancers in people aged 18 and over when the site of the primary cancer is unknown. This includes people who have had treatment for cancer before. It aims to improve quality of life by offering advice on tests for identifying the site of the primary cancer and options for managing the person’s condition when this cannot be found.

Clinical guideline Published July 2010

Ulcerative colitis: management (NG130)

This guideline covers the management of ulcerative colitis in children, young people and adults. It aims to help professionals to provide consistent high-quality care and it highlights the importance of advice and support for people with ulcerative colitis.

NICE guideline Published May 2019

Retrograde urethral sphincterometry (IPG167)

Evidence-based recommendations on retrograde uretral sphincterometry (to test urethral function)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006

Endoscopic laser foraminoplasty (IPG31)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for treating back pain caused by a prolapsed intervertebral disc

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (IPG57)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (keyhole surgery to remove kidney from donor)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Computed tomography-guided thermocoagulation of osteoid osteoma (IPG53)

Evidence-based recommendations on CT-guided thermocoagulation for osteoid osteoma (non-cancerous tumours/growths of bone tissue)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2004

Photodynamic endometrial ablation (IPG47)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic endometrial ablation (by using light-sensitive chemical and laser) for heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2004

Fallopian tube recanalisation by guidewire (IPG71)

Evidence-based recommendations on fallopian tube recanalisation by guidewire to treat infertility

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2004

Interstitial laser therapy for breast cancer (IPG89)

Evidence-based recommendations on interstitial laser therapy for treating breast cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2004

Selective peripheral denervation for cervical dystonia (IPG80)

Evidence-based recommendations on selective peripheral denervation for treating cervical dystonia

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2004

Endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch (IPG22)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch (Zenker's diverticulum)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (IPG2)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC/liver cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2003

Laparoscopic laser myomectomy (IPG23)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic laser myomectomy (keyhole surgery) to remove uterine fibroids in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Therapeutic percutaneous image-guided aspiration of spinal cysts (IPG223)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic percutaneous image-guided aspiration to drain spinal cysts

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2007 Last updated August 2007

Laparo-endogastric surgery (IPG25)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparo-endogastric (laparoscopic endoluminal) surgery for treating gastric wall lesions

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Circular stapled haemorrhoidectomy (IPG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on circular stapled haemorrhoidectomy for treating internal haemorrhoids

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Incisionless otoplasty (IPG422)

Evidence-based recommendations on incisionless otoplasty (surgery) to correct protruding ears

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2012

Distal iliotibial band lengthening for refractory greater trochanteric pain syndrome (IPG375)

Evidence-based recommendations on distal iliotibial band lengthening for refractory greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) (hip pain)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2011

Therapeutic sialendoscopy (IPG218)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic sialendoscopy to treat blocked salivary glands (including sialolithiasis, salivary stones)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2007

Auditory brain stem implants (IPG108)

Evidence-based recommendations on auditory brain stem implants for deafness caused by damage to the vestibulocochlear nerve due to tumours or surgery

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2005

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Peyronie's disease (IPG29)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for treating Peyronie's disease

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

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

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

Endovenous laser treatment of the long saphenous vein (IPG52)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovenous laser treatment (using laser and heat to seal up vein) of the long saphenous vein

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2004

Stent placement for vena caval obstruction (IPG79)

Evidence-based recommendations on stent placement for vena caval obstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2004

Palliative photodynamic therapy for advanced oesophageal cancer (IPG206)

Evidence-based recommendations on palliative photodynamic therapy (PDT/blue light therapy) for treating advanced oesophageal (gullet) cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (IPG204)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for treating pancreatic tumours (benign or malignant) or chronic pancreatitis

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2007

Image-guided vacuum-assisted excision biopsy of benign breast lesions (IPG156)

Evidence-based recommendations on image-guided vacuum-assisted excision biopsy for benign (non-cancerous) breast lesions (fibroadenoma)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2006

Non-surgical reduction of the myocardial septum (IPG40)

Evidence-based recommendations on non-surgical reduction of the myocardial septum to treat hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2004

Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube (IPG409)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilatation (widening) to treat a blocked Eustachian tube (in the ear)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2011