This guideline covers support for adults (aged 18 and over) who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health or social care needs. It aims to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support. It covers carers’ assessments, practical, emotional and social support and training, and support for carers providing end of life care.
Evidence-based recommendations on Virtual Touch Quantification for diagnosing and monitoring liver fibrosis in chronic Hepatitis B and C
This guideline covers indoor air quality in residential buildings. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of good air quality in people's homes and how to achieve this.
Evidence-based recommendations on gammaCore for cluster headache
Evidence-based recommendations on cerliponase alfa (Brineura) for treating neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) in children
This guideline covers how to help people return to work after long-term sickness absence, reduce recurring sickness absence, and help prevent people moving from short-term to long-term sickness absence.
Evidence-based recommendations on rapid tests for group A streptococcal (strep A) infections in people aged 5 and over with a sore throat
Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care creatinine devices to assess kidney function before CT imaging with intravenous contrast
Evidence-based recommendations on voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna) for RPE65-mediated inherited retinal dystrophies (confirmed biallelic RPE65 gene mutations)
Evidence-based recommendations on the EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system for long bone fractures with non-union or delayed healing
Evidence-based recommendations on the 3M Tegaderm CHG IV securement dressing for central venous and arterial catheter insertion sites
Evidence-based recommendations on patisiran (Onpattro) for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy
This guideline covers interventions in secondary and further education to prevent and reduce alcohol use among children and young people aged 11 up to and including 18. It also covers people aged 11 to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities in full-time education. It will also be relevant to children aged 11 in year 6 of primary school.
Evidence-based recommendations on PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions
Evidence-based recommendations on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis
Evidence-based recommendations on the Ambu aScope4 Broncho for use in unexpected difficult airways
Evidence-based decisions on Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy
Evidence-based recommendations on the Sherlock 3CG Tip Confirmation System for placement of peripherally inserted central catheters
Evidence-based recommendations on inotersen (Tegsedi) for stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis
Evidence-based recommendations on Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors
Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care
Evidence-based recommendations on the Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds
Evidence-based recommendations on UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers
Evidence-based recommendations on the Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain
Evidence-based recommendations on Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers
Evidence-based recommendations on the Pipeline Flex embolisation device with Shield Technology for the treatment of complex intracranial aneurysms
Evidence-based recommendations on tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on burosumab (Crysvita) for treating X-linked hypophosphataemia (XLH) in children and young people
This guideline covers decision-making in people 16 years and over who may lack capacity now or in the future. It aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so. It also helps practitioners to keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process.
Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse titanium implant joint fusion system for treating chronic sacroiliac (SI) joint pain (lower back pain)
Evidence-based recommendations on the E-vita open plus for treating complex aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta
Evidence-based recommendations on Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) by detecting inadequate sweat production
This guideline covers ways to reduce suicide and help people bereaved or affected by suicides. It aims to:
This guideline covers how to increase uptake of the free flu vaccination among people who are eligible. It describes ways to increase awareness and how to use all opportunities in primary and secondary care to identify people who should be encouraged to have the vaccination.
This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, including people with a long-term condition. It aims to encourage more people to use community pharmacies by integrating them within existing health and care pathways and ensuring they offer standard services and a consistent approach. It requires a collaborative approach from individual pharmacies and their representatives, local authorities and other commissioners.
Evidence-based recommendations on biomarker tests (Actim Partus, PartoSure, Rapid fFN 10Q Cassette) to diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranes
Evidence-based recommendations on DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and ZedScan I for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities in people having colposcopy
This guideline covers care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older. It covers identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It aims to support people to access the services they need as they get older.
This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing on prevention and early intervention and minimising inpatient admissions.
This guideline covers stop smoking interventions and services delivered in primary care and community settings for everyone over the age of 12. It aims to ensure that everyone who smokes is advised and encouraged to stop and given the support they need. It emphasises the importance of targeting vulnerable groups who find smoking cessation hard or who smoke a lot.
This guideline covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels.
Evidence-based recommendations on Thopaz+ for people who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung
Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction
This guideline covers the care and support of adults receiving social care in their own homes, residential care and community settings. It aims to help people understand what care they can expect and to improve their experience by supporting them to make decisions about their care.
Evidence-based recommendations on PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites
Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Evidence-based recommendation on Strimvelis for adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA–SCID)
Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction
Evidence-based recommendations on point-of-care coagulometers (the CoaguChek XS system) to self-monitor blood clotting
Evidence-based recommendations on tests (IOTA ADNEX, Overa, RMI I, ROMA, IOTA Simple Rules) in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer