This guideline covers community engagement approaches to reduce health inequalities, ensure health and wellbeing initiatives are effective and help local authorities and health bodies meet their statutory obligations.
Evidence-based recommendations on normothermic extracorporeal heart preservation for transplantation following donation after brainstem death
Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical blood clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke
March 2019: We have withdrawn the guidance because the CE mark for the Nellix Endovascular Aneurysm Sealing (EVAS) System has been withdrawn. Endologix is recalling unused stock. The MHRA recommends enhanced patient surveillance (see MDA/2019/002) because of a high risk of the graft failing beyond 2 years after implantation.
Evidence-based recommendations on angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) causing refractory erectile dysfunction
This guideline covers the period before, during and after a young person moves from children's to adults' services. It aims to help young people and their carers have a better experience of transition by improving the way it’s planned and carried out. It covers both health and social care.
This guideline covers the assessment and early management of spinal column and spinal cord injury in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance services), emergency departments and major trauma centres. It covers traumatic injuries to the spine but does not cover spinal injury caused by a disease.It aims to reduce death and disability by improving the quality of emergency and urgent care.
This guideline covers the organisation and provision of major trauma services in pre-hospital and hospital settings, including ambulance services, emergency departments, major trauma centres and trauma units. It aims to reduce deaths and disabilities in people with serious injuries by providing a systematic approach to the delivery of major trauma care. It does not cover services for people with burns.
This guideline covers assessing and managing non-complex fractures that can be treated in the emergency department or orthopaedic clinic. It aims to improve practice so that people with fractures receive the care that they need without unnecessary tests and treatments.
This guideline covers the rapid identification and early management of major trauma in pre-hospital and hospital settings, including ambulance services, emergency departments, major trauma centres and trauma units. It aims to reduce deaths and disabilities in people with serious injuries by improving the quality of their immediate care. It does not cover care for people with burns.
This guideline covers how to communicate the risks and benefits of natural sunlight exposure (specifically, the ultraviolet rays UVA and UVB) to help people understand why they may need to modify their behaviour to reduce their risk of skin cancer and vitamin D deficiency.
This guideline covers new buildings and communal outdoor areas. The aim is to ensure there are enough shady areas to protect people from overexposure to the sun.
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica
This guideline covers interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older and how to identify those most at risk of a decline.
Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis
Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (RP)
Evidence-based recommendations on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression
Evidence-based recommendations on transapical transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation for a failed surgically implanted mitral valve bioprosthesis
Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation for symptomatic interdigital (Morton’s) neuroma
This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to 3 days of life. It aims to improve end of life care for people in their last days of life by communicating respectfully and involving them, and the people important to them, in decisions and by maintaining their comfort and dignity. The guideline covers how to manage common symptoms without causing unacceptable side effects and maintain hydration in the last days of life.
Evidence-based recommendations on elosulfase alfa (Vimizim) for treating mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (MPS IVA)
This guideline covers how general dental practice teams can convey advice about oral hygiene and the use of fluoride. It also covers diet, smoking, smokeless tobacco and alcohol intake.
This guideline covers general principles for managing intravenous (IV) fluids for children and young people under 16 years, including assessing fluid and electrolyte status and prescribing IV fluid therapy. It applies to a range of conditions and different settings. It does not include recommendations relating to specific conditions. This guideline represents a major opportunity to improve patient safety for children and young people having IV fluid therapy in hospital.
This guideline covers the transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care homes for adults with social care needs. It aims to improve people's experience of admission to, and discharge from, hospital by better coordination of health and social care services.
Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention
Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor liver transplantation
Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes
This guideline covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties in children and young people up to age 18 who are adopted from care, in special guardianship, looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care), residential settings and other accommodation, or on the edge of care. It aims to address the many emotional and psychological needs of children and young people in these situations, including those resulting from maltreatment.
This guideline covers advice on the diagnosis and management of tension-type headache, migraine (including migraine with aura and menstrual-related migraine), cluster headache and medication overuse headache in young people (aged 12 years and older) and adults. It aims to improve the recognition and management of headaches, with more targeted treatment to improve the quality of life for people with headaches, and to reduce unnecessary investigations.
This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of venous thromboembolic diseases in adults (aged 18 and over), and the role of thrombophilia testing. It aims to clarify which diagnostic tests should be used, reduce variation in pharmacological therapies, and provide guidance on when thrombophilia testing is useful.
This guideline covers the assessment for and management of blood transfusions in adults, young people and children over 1 year old. It covers the general principles of blood transfusion, but does not make recommendations relating to specific conditions.
This guideline covers planning and delivering social care and support for older people who have multiple long-term conditions. It promotes an integrated and person-centred approach to delivering effective health and social care services.
Evidence-based recommendations on implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension
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.
This guideline covers mid-life approaches to delay or prevent the onset of dementia, disability and frailty in later life. The guideline aims to increase the amount of time that people can be independent, healthy and active in later life.
Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer
This guideline covers the planning and delivery of person-centred care for older people living in their own homes (known as home care or domiciliary care). It aims to promote older people's independence and to ensure safe and consistently high quality home care services.
This guideline covers the recognition, assessment and management of coeliac disease in children, young people and adults.
Evidence-based recommendations on preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for treating rectal cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression
This guideline covers managing diabetes and its complications in women who are planning pregnancy or are already pregnant. It aims to improve the diagnosis of gestational diabetes and help women with diabetes to self-manage their blood glucose levels before and during pregnancy.
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.
This guideline covers the assessment and management of melanoma (a type of skin cancer) in children, young people and adults. It aims to reduce variation in practice and improve survival.
Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction
Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section