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Patient group directions (MPG2)

This guideline covers good practice for developing, authorising, using and updating patient group directions. It also offers advice on deciding whether a patient group direction is needed.

Medicines practice guideline Published August 2013 Last updated March 2017

Developing and updating local formularies (MPG1)

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.

Medicines practice guideline Published March 2014 Last updated October 2015

Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NG15)

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.

NICE guideline Published August 2015

Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community (NG67)

This guideline covers medicines support for adults (aged 18 and over) who are receiving social care in the community. It aims to ensure that people who receive social care are supported to take and look after their medicines effectively and safely at home. It gives advice on assessing if people need help with managing their medicines, who should provide medicines support and how health and social care staff should work together.

NICE guideline Published March 2017

Controlled drugs: safe use and management (NG46)

This guideline covers systems and processes for using and managing controlled drugs safely in all NHS settings except care homes. It aims to improve working practices to comply with legislation and have robust governance arrangements. It also aims to reduce the safety risks associated with controlled drugs.

NICE guideline Published April 2016

Endo-Sponge for treating colorectal anastomotic leakage

In development [GID-MT539] Expected publication date: 01 September 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

Axonics sacral neuromodulation system for bladder control in people with symptoms of overactive bladder

In development [GID-MT530] Expected publication date: 01 June 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

Voretigene neparvovec for treating inherited retinal dystrophies caused by RPE65 gene mutations (HST11)

Evidence-based recommendations on voretigene neparvovec (Luxturna) for RPE65-mediated inherited retinal dystrophies (confirmed biallelic RPE65 gene mutations)

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published October 2019

Patisiran for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (HST10)

Evidence-based recommendations on patisiran (Onpattro) for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis in adults with stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published August 2019

Eculizumab for treating atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HST1)

Evidence-based recommendations on culizumab (Soliris) for treating atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS)

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published January 2015

Inotersen for treating hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (HST9)

Evidence-based recommendations on inotersen (Tegsedi) for stage 1 and stage 2 polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published May 2019

Burosumab for treating X-linked hypophosphataemia in children and young people (HST8)

Evidence-based recommendations on burosumab (Crysvita) for treating X-linked hypophosphataemia (XLH) in children and young people

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published October 2018

Strimvelis for treating adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency (HST7)

Evidence-based recommendation on Strimvelis for adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency (ADA–SCID)

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published February 2018

Asfotase alfa for treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia (HST6)

Evidence-based recommendations on asfotase alfa (Strensiq) for treating paediatric-onset hypophosphatasia in adults and children

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published August 2017

Eliglustat for treating type 1 Gaucher disease (HST5)

Evidence-based recommendations on eliglustat (Cerdelga) for treating type 1 Gaucher disease in adults

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published June 2017

Migalastat for treating Fabry disease (HST4)

Evidence-based recommendations on migalastat (Galafold) for treating Fabry disease in people over 16

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published February 2017

Ataluren for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy with a nonsense mutation in the dystrophin gene (HST3)

Evidence-based recommendations on ataluren (Translarna) for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy with a nonsense mutation in the dystrophin gene..

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published July 2016

Elosulfase alfa for treating mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (HST2)

Evidence-based recommendations on elosulfase alfa (Vimizim) for treating mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (MPS IVA)

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published December 2015

Cerliponase alfa for treating neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (HST12)

Evidence-based recommendations on cerliponase alfa (Brineura) for treating neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type 2 (CLN2) in children

Highly specialised technologies guidance Published November 2019

Afamelanotide for treating erythropoietic protoporphyria [ID927]

In development [GID-HST10009] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

VTS-270 for treating Niemann-Pick type C1 (ID1267)

Proposed [GID-HST10020] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance Proposed

OTL-101 for treating adenosine deaminase deficiency–severe combined immunodeficiency [ID1152]

Proposed [GID-HST10022] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance Proposed

Ravulizumab for treating paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria ID1457

Proposed [GID-HST10023] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance Proposed

Velmanase alfa for treating alpha-mannosidosis [ID800]

In development [GID-HST10010] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

Onasemnogene abeparvovec for treating spinal muscular atrophy type 1 [ID1473]

In development [GID-HST10026] Expected publication date: 08 September 2020

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency - sebelipase alfa [ID737]

In development [GID-LYSOSOMALACIDLIPASEDEFICIENCYSEBELIPASEALFAID737] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

Intrathecal idursulfase for treating Mucopolysaccharidosis type II ID1223

Proposed [GID-HST10019] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance Proposed

OTL-200 for treating metachromatic leukodystrophy [ID1666]

Proposed [GID-HST10028] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance Proposed

Elosulfase alfa for treating mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (review of HST2) [ID1643]

In development [GID-HST10027] Expected publication date: 11 November 2020

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

Volanesorsen for treating familial chylomicronaemia syndrome [ID1326]

In development [GID-HST10015] Expected publication date: 03 June 2020

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

Metreleptin for treating lipodystrophy (ID861)

In development [GID-HST10011] Expected publication date: 13 January 2021

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

Human alpha1-proteinase inhibitor for treating emphysema ID856

In development [GID-HST10017] Expected publication date: TBC

Highly specialised technologies guidance In development

Volanesorsen for treating familial chylomicronaemia syndrome [ID1326]: evaluation consultation

We are listening to your views on this highly specialised technology. Comments close 27 January 2020.

Highly specialised technologies guidance In consultation

gammaCore for cluster headache (MTG46)

Evidence-based recommendations on gammaCore for cluster headache

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2019

Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy (MTG45)

Evidence-based decisions on Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2019

Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors (MTG44)

Evidence-based recommendations on Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2019

PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions (MTG43)

Evidence-based recommendations on PICO negative pressure wound dressings for closed surgical incisions

Medical technologies guidance Published May 2019 Last updated August 2019

UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers (MTG42)

Evidence-based recommendations on UrgoStart for treating diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain (MTG41)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Senza spinal cord stimulation system for delivering HF10 therapy to treat chronic neuropathic pain

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers (MTG40)

Evidence-based recommendations on Mepilex Border Heel and Sacrum dressings for preventing pressure ulcers

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2019

iFuse for treating chronic sacroiliac joint pain (MTG39)

Evidence-based recommendations on iFuse titanium implant joint fusion system for treating chronic sacroiliac (SI) joint pain (lower back pain)

Medical technologies guidance Published October 2018

Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (MTG38)

Evidence-based recommendations on Neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) by detecting inadequate sweat production

Medical technologies guidance Published September 2018

Thopaz+ portable digital system for managing chest drains (MTG37)

Evidence-based recommendations on Thopaz+ for people who need chest drainage after a pulmonary resection or because of a collapsed lung

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2018

Peristeen transanal irrigation system for managing bowel dysfunction (MTG36)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Peristeen transanal irrigation system for people with bowel dysfunction

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2018

Memokath-051 stent for ureteric obstruction (MTG35)

Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2018

SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (MTG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (central venous catheters/CVCs)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2017

ENDURALIFE powered CRT-D devices for treating heart failure (MTG33)

Evidence-based recommendations on ENDURALIFE-powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) devices for treating heart failure

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2017

HeartFlow FFRCT for estimating fractional flow reserve from coronary CT angiography (MTG32)

Evidence-based recommendations on HeartFlow FFRCT for estimating fractional flow reserve from coronary CT angiography

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2017

HumiGard for preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (MTG31)

Evidence-based recommendations on HumiGard for preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in patients having abdominal surgery

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2017

XprESS multi sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis (MTG30)

Evidence-based recommendations on the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis after medical treatment has failed

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2016