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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Evidence-based recommendations on scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia
Evidence-based recommendations on needle fasciotomy for Dupuytren's contracture
Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins
Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy to treat bronchial carcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer/NSCLC)
Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWT) for calcific tendonitis (tendinopathy) of the shoulder
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection for treating pituitary adenomas (benign tumours)
Evidence-based recommendations on cyanoacrylate instillation for occlusion of parotid sinuses
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.
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on retrograde uretral sphincterometry (to test urethral function)
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic laser foraminoplasty for treating back pain caused by a prolapsed intervertebral disc
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (keyhole surgery to remove kidney from donor)
Evidence-based recommendations on CT-guided thermocoagulation for osteoid osteoma (non-cancerous tumours/growths of bone tissue)
Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic endometrial ablation (by using light-sensitive chemical and laser) for heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia)
Evidence-based recommendations on fallopian tube recanalisation by guidewire to treat infertility
Evidence-based recommendations on interstitial laser therapy for treating breast cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on selective peripheral denervation for treating cervical dystonia
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic stapling of pharyngeal pouch (Zenker's diverticulum)
Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC/liver cancer)
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic laser myomectomy (keyhole surgery) to remove uterine fibroids in women
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic percutaneous image-guided aspiration to drain spinal cysts
Evidence-based recommendations on laparo-endogastric (laparoscopic endoluminal) surgery for treating gastric wall lesions
Evidence-based recommendations on circular stapled haemorrhoidectomy for treating internal haemorrhoids
Evidence-based recommendations on incisionless otoplasty (surgery) to correct protruding ears
Evidence-based recommendations on distal iliotibial band lengthening for refractory greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) (hip pain)
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic sialendoscopy to treat blocked salivary glands (including sialolithiasis, salivary stones)
Evidence-based recommendations on auditory brain stem implants for deafness caused by damage to the vestibulocochlear nerve due to tumours or surgery
Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for treating Peyronie's disease
Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilatation for treating pulmonary valve stenosis (PVS)
Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilatation of systemic to pulmonary arterial shunts for cyanotic congenital heart disease in children
Evidence-based recommendations on endovenous laser treatment (using laser and heat to seal up vein) of the long saphenous vein
Evidence-based recommendations on stent placement for vena caval obstruction
Evidence-based recommendations on palliative photodynamic therapy (PDT/blue light therapy) for treating advanced oesophageal (gullet) cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for treating pancreatic tumours (benign or malignant) or chronic pancreatitis
Evidence-based recommendations on image-guided vacuum-assisted excision biopsy for benign (non-cancerous) breast lesions (fibroadenoma)
Evidence-based recommendations on non-surgical reduction of the myocardial septum to treat hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
Evidence-based recommendations on balloon dilatation (widening) to treat a blocked Eustachian tube (in the ear)