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Mental health problems in people with learning disabilities: prevention, assessment and management (NG54)

This guideline covers preventing, assessing and managing mental health problems in people with learning disabilities in all settings (including health, social care, education, and forensic and criminal justice). It aims to improve assessment and support for mental health conditions, and help people with learning disabilities and their families and carers to be involved in their care.

NICE guideline Published September 2016

Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings (NG53)

This guideline covers the period before, during and after a person is admitted to, and discharged from, a mental health hospital. It aims to help people who use mental health services, and their families and carers, to have a better experience of transition by improving the way it’s planned and carried out.

NICE guideline Published August 2016

Oral health for adults in care homes (NG48)

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.

NICE guideline Published July 2016

GreenLight XPS for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (MTG29)

Evidence-based recommendations on GreenLight XPS for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2016

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

Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities (NG44)

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.

NICE guideline Published March 2016

Spectra Optia for automatic red blood cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease (MTG28)

Evidence-based recommendations on Spectra Optia for automated red blood cell exchange in patients with sickle cell disease

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2016

Transition from children's to adults' services for young people using health or social care services (NG43)

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.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Sunlight exposure: risks and benefits (NG34)

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.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Older people: independence and mental wellbeing (NG32)

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.

NICE guideline Published December 2015

Care of dying adults in the last days of life (NG31)

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.

NICE guideline Published December 2015

Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs (NG27)

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.

NICE guideline Published December 2015

Children's attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care (NG26)

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.

NICE guideline Published November 2015

Older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions (NG22)

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.

NICE guideline Published November 2015

Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes (NG21)

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.

NICE guideline Published September 2015

UroLift for treating lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (MTG26)

Evidence-based recommendations on UroLift for treating lower urinary tract symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP)

Medical technologies guidance Published September 2015

Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges (NG11)

This guideline covers interventions and support for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and behaviour that challenges. It highlights the importance of understanding the cause of behaviour that challenges, and performing thorough assessments so that steps can be taken to help people change their behaviour and improve their quality of life. The guideline also covers support and intervention for family members or carers.

NICE guideline Published May 2015

Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings (NG10)

This guideline covers the short-term management of violence and aggression in adults (aged 18 and over), young people (aged 13 to 17) and children (aged 12 and under). It is relevant for mental health, health and community settings. The guideline aims to safeguard both staff and people who use services by helping to prevent violent situations and providing guidance to manage them safely when they occur.

NICE guideline Published May 2015

Excess winter deaths and illness and the health risks associated with cold homes (NG6)

This guideline covers reducing the health risks (including preventable deaths) associated with living in a cold home. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people vulnerable to the cold. Improving the temperature in homes, by improving energy efficiency, may also help reduce unnecessary fuel consumption.

NICE guideline Published March 2015

Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes (NG5)

This guideline covers safe and effective use of medicines in health and social care for people taking 1 or more medicines. It aims to ensure that medicines provide the greatest possible benefit to people by encouraging medicines reconciliation, medication review, and the use of patient decision aids.

NICE guideline Published March 2015

VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy (MTG22)

Evidence-based recommendations on VibraTip for testing vibration perception to detect diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2014 Last updated March 2015

The TURis system for transurethral resection of the prostate (MTG23)

Evidence-based recommendations on the transurethral resection in saline system (TURis) for resection of the prostate

Medical technologies guidance Published February 2015

Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce skin breakdown in people with or at risk of pressure ulcers (MTG20)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Parafricta Bootees and Undergarments to reduce the development or risk of pressure ulcers caused by skin breakdown

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2014

The ReCell Spray‑On Skin system for treating skin loss, scarring and depigmentation after burn injury (MTG21)

Evidence-based recommendations on the ReCell Spray-On Skin system for treating skin loss, scarring and depigmentation after burn injury

Medical technologies guidance Published November 2014

The geko device for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (MTG19)

Evidence-based recommendations on the geko device for reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2014

The MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (MTG18)

Evidence-based recommendations on the MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2014

Managing medicines in care homes (SC1)

This guideline covers good practice for managing medicines in care homes. It aims to promote the safe and effective use of medicines in care homes by advising on processes for prescribing, handling and administering medicines. It also recommends how care and services relating to medicines should be provided to people living in care homes.

Social care guideline Published March 2014

Vision Amniotic Leak Detector to assess unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy (MTG15)

In March 2019, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended it should be withdrawn because Vision Amniotic Leak Detector is no longer available. NICE has produced a medtech innovation briefing on AmnioSense for unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy. For a copy of the review decision, please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2013

WatchBP Home A for opportunistically detecting atrial fibrillation during diagnosis and monitoring of hypertension (MTG13)

Evidence-based recommendations on the WatchBP Home A for opportunistically detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) when diagnosing and managing hypertension

Medical technologies guidance Published January 2013

Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode for use during monopolar electrosurgery (MTG11)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Mega Soft Patient Return Electrode for use during monopolar electrosurgery

Medical technologies guidance Published August 2012

Inditherm patient warming mattress for the prevention of inadvertent hypothermia (MTG7)

In March 2018, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended it should be withdrawn as it has been updated and replaced by the NICE guideline on hypothermia: prevention and management in adults having surgery. For a copy of the review decision please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

Medical technologies guidance Published August 2011

The MIST Therapy system for the promotion of wound healing (MTG5)

Evidence-based recommendations on the MIST Therapy system for the promotion of wound healing

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2011

Ambulight PDT for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer (MTG6)

Evidence-based recommendations on Ambulight PDT for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer

Medical technologies guidance Published July 2011

BRAHMS copeptin assay to rule out myocardial infarction in patients with acute chest pain (MTG4)

In November 2016, NICE reviewed this guidance and recommended that it should be withdrawn. The guidance was published in June 2011 and recommended that further research was carried out on the technology. There was insufficient evidence on its use in clinical practice to recommend adoption. On reviewing the guidance in 2016, NICE determined that: The comparator in the original guidance, standard serial troponin testing, was changed in 2014 to high sensitivity troponin testing which expert advice indicated is now widespread in the NHS The clinical pathway in the original evaluation has significantly changed and the original scope is no longer valid. These changes mean that the current guidance is no longer valid and NICE would not be able to update it. The guidance has therefore been withdrawn. For a copy of the review decision please contact nice@nice.org.uk.

Medical technologies guidance Published June 2011

CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor (MTG3)

Evidence-based recommendations on the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor for people having major or high-risk surgery

Medical technologies guidance Published March 2011

SeQuent Please balloon catheter for in-stent coronary restenosis (MTG1)

Evidence-based recommendations on SeQuent Please balloon catheter for in-stent coronary restenosis

Medical technologies guidance Published December 2010

Levitronix CentriMag for treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock or severe cardiopulmonary insufficiency (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT130] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

Clinitek Microalbumin 9 reagent strips for the early detection and monitoring of kidney disease (discontinued)

In development [GID-MT163] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

PneuX for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care

In development [GID-MT528] Expected publication date: 27 March 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

Endo-Sponge for treating colorectal anastomotic leakage

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

Medical technologies guidance In development

Danis Stent for acute oesophageal variceal bleeds

In development [GID-MT537] Expected publication date: 21 December 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

DHT pilot: Zio XT Service for detecting cardiac arrhythmias

In development [GID-MT534] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

Rezum for treating lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia

In development [GID-MT529] Expected publication date: 06 April 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

Leukomed Sorbact

In development [GID-MT541] Expected publication date: 22 December 2020

Medical technologies guidance In development

DHT pilot: DECODE decision support system for the identification of dementia

In development [GID-MT536] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

DHT pilot: myCOPD for self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

In development [GID-MT531] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development

The MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with scoliosis

In development [GID-MT544] Expected publication date: 15 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

Peezy Midstream for urine collection

In development [GID-MT538] Expected publication date: 26 January 2021

Medical technologies guidance In development

DHT pilot: Lifelight First for monitoring vital signs

In development [GID-MT532] Expected publication date: TBC

Medical technologies guidance In development