This guideline covers assessing and reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE or blood clots) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people aged 16 and over in hospital. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people most at risk and describes interventions that can be used to reduce the risk of VTE.
Evidence-based recommendations on PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions
This guideline covers the care of women at increased risk of, or with symptoms and signs of, preterm labour (before 37 weeks), and women having a planned preterm birth. It aims to reduce the risks of preterm birth for the baby and describes treatments to prevent or delay early labour and birth.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis) in people aged 16 and older. It aims to help people with COPD to receive a diagnosis earlier so that they can benefit from treatments to reduce symptoms, improve quality of life and keep them healthy for longer.
This guideline covers the care and treatment of people aged 18 and over with generalised anxiety disorder (chronic anxiety) or panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia or panic attacks). It aims to help people achieve complete relief of symptoms (remission), which is associated with better functioning and a lower likelihood of relapse.
This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families in decisions about their care, and improve the support that is available to them throughout their lives.
Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults
This guideline covers assessing and managing motor neurone disease (MND). It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, and covers information and support, organisation of care, managing symptoms and preparing for end of life care.
This guideline covers managing neuropathic pain (nerve pain) with pharmacological treatments (drugs) in adults in non-specialist settings. It aims to improve quality of life for people with conditions such as neuralgia, shingles and diabetic neuropathy by reducing pain and promoting increased participation in all aspects of daily living. The guideline sets out how drug treatments for neuropathic pain differ from traditional pain management.
Evidence-based recommendations on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis
This guideline covers the initial assessment of symptoms and signs that might indicate a neurological condition. It helps non-specialist healthcare professionals to identify people who should be offered referral for specialist investigation.
This guideline covers long-acting reversible contraception. It aims to increase the use of long-action reversible contraception by improving the information given to women about their contraceptive choices.
Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia
Evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing hypertension (high blood pressure), including pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, labour and birth. It also includes advice for women with hypertension who wish to conceive and women who have had a pregnancy complicated by hypertension. It aims to improve care during pregnancy, labour and birth for women and their babies.
This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged 5 to 18 years. Based on the stepped-care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild and moderate to severe depression.
This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women aged 18 and over. It also covers complications associated with mesh surgery for these conditions.
Evidence-based recommendations on the Ambu aScope4 Broncho for use in unexpected difficult airways
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults
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 percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on collagen paste for closing an anal fistula in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing and managing primary hyperparathyroidism. It aims to improve recognition and treatment of this condition, reducing long-term complications and improving quality of life.
Evidence-based recommendations on inotersen (Tegsedi) for stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis
This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer in secondary care, including information on the best way to diagnose and identify different stages of the disease, and how to manage adverse effects of treatment. It also includes recommendations on follow-up in primary care for people diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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
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.
This guideline covers the management of Crohn’s disease in children, young people and adults. It aims to reduce people’s symptoms and maintain or improve their quality of life.
This guideline covers interventions in the acute stage of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It offers the best clinical advice on the diagnosis and acute management of stroke and TIA in the 48 hours after onset of symptoms.
This guideline covers care during labour and birth for women who need extra support because they have a medical condition or complications in their current or previous pregnancy. The guideline also covers women who have had no antenatal care. It aims to improve experiences and outcomes for women and their babies.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage in women with complications, such as pain and bleeding, in early pregnancy (that is, up to 13 completed weeks of pregnancy). It aims to improve how early pregnancy loss is diagnosed, and the support women are given, to limit the psychological impact of their loss.
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus in adults
This guideline covers preventing and treating surgical site infections in adults, young people and children who are having a surgical procedure involving a cut through the skin. It focuses on methods used before, during and after surgery to minimise the risk of infection.
This guideline covers specific aspects of respiratory support (for example, oxygen supplementation, assisted ventilation, treatment of some respiratory disorders, and aspects of monitoring) for preterm babies in hospital.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancer. It aims to improve outcomes for patients by ensuring that the most effective tests and treatments are used, and that people have access to suitable palliative care and follow-up.
Evidence-based recommendations on the Debrisoft monofilament debridement pad for use in acute or chronic wounds
This guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home. It also covers identifying people at risk of developing delirium in these settings and preventing onset. It aims to improve diagnosis of delirium and reduce hospital stays and complications.
Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal
This guideline covers the care that healthy women and their babies should be offered during pregnancy. It aims to ensure that pregnant women are offered regular check-ups, information and support.
Evidence-based recommendations on UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers