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 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 Curos for preventing infections when using needleless connectors
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 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.
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
Evidence-based recommendations on MiraQ for assessing graft flow during coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Evidence-based recommendations on PleurX peritoneal catheter drainage system for vacuum-assisted drainage of treatment-resistant, recurrent malignant ascites
Evidence-based recommendations on Memokath-051 stent for treating ureteric obstruction
This guideline covers increasing immunisation uptake among children and young people aged under 19 years in groups and settings where immunisation coverage is low. It aims to improve access to immunisation services and increase timely immunisation of children and young people. It also aims to ensure babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B are immunised.
This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk with an effective and appropriate intensive lifestyle-change programme to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The recommendations in this guideline can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme.
This guideline covers vitamin D supplement use. It aims to prevent vitamin D deficiency among specific population groups including infants and children aged under 4, pregnant and breastfeeding women, particularly teenagers and young women, people over 65, people who have low or no exposure to the sun and people with darker skin.
Evidence-based recommendations on the moorLDI2-BI a laser doppler blood flow imager for burn wound assessment
This guideline covers road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health. It aims to improve air quality and so prevent a range of health conditions and deaths.
Evidence-based recommendations on SecurAcath for securing percutaneous catheters (central venous catheters/CVCs)
This guideline covers how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks, can help prevent people from becoming overweight or obese or help them lose weight. It aims to support sustainable and community-wide action to achieve this.
This guideline covers condom distribution schemes. The aim is to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In addition, these schemes can provide a good introduction to broader sexual and reproductive health services, especially for younger people, and help prevent unplanned pregnancies.
Evidence-based recommendations on ENDURALIFE-powered cardiac resynchronisation therapy-defibrillator (CRT-D) devices for treating heart failure
This guideline covers targeted interventions to prevent misuse of drugs, including illegal drugs, ‘legal highs’ and prescription-only medicines. It aims to prevent or delay harmful use of drugs in children, young people and adults who are most likely to start using drugs or who are already experimenting or using drugs occasionally.
Evidence-based recommendations on HeartFlow FFRCT for estimating fractional flow reserve from coronary CT angiography
Evidence-based recommendations on HumiGard for preventing inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in patients having abdominal surgery
This guideline covers making people aware of how to correctly use antimicrobial medicines (including antibiotics) and the dangers associated with their overuse and misuse. It also includes measures to prevent and control infection that can stop people needing antimicrobials or spreading infection to others. It aims to change people’s behaviour to reduce antimicrobial resistance and the spread of resistant microbes.
Evidence-based recommendations on the XprESS multi-sinus dilation system for treating chronic sinusitis after medical treatment has failed
This guideline covers how to increase the uptake of HIV testing in primary and secondary care, specialist sexual health services and the community. It describes how to plan and deliver services that are tailored to the local prevalence of HIV, promote awareness of HIV testing and increase opportunities to offer testing to people who may have undiagnosed HIV.
This guideline covers how to improve services for people aged 14 and above who have been diagnosed as having coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. The aim is to provide a range of coordinated services that address people’s wider health and social care needs, as well as other issues such as employment and housing.
This guideline covers children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour, including those on remand or serving community or custodial sentences. It aims to ensure these problems don’t escalate and possibly lead to them being charged with a sexual offence. It also aims to ensure no-one is unnecessarily referred to specialist services.
This guideline covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes. The aim is to maintain and improve their oral health and ensure timely access to dental treatment.
Evidence-based recommendations on GreenLight XPS for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
This guideline covers how to improve the health and wellbeing of employees, with a focus on organisational culture and the role of line managers.
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 Spectra Optia for automated red blood cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease
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.
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.
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.