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  1. 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.

  2. Endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia (IPG550)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic carbon dioxide laser cricopharyngeal myotomy for relief of oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults. This involves

  3. Corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery to treat chronic rhinosinusitis (IPG551)

    Evidence-based recommendations on corticosteroid-eluting bioabsorbable stent or spacer insertion during endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis in

  4. Transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve for cluster headache and migraine (IPG552)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous stimulation of the cervical branch of the vagus nerve to treat cluster headache and migraine in adults. This

  5. Spectra Optia for automatic red blood cell exchange in people with sickle cell disease (MTG28)

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

  6. Angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction (IPG546)

    Evidence-based recommendations on angioplasty and stenting to treat peripheral arterial disease causing refractory erectile dysfunction in adults. This involves

  7. Mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke (IPG548)

    Evidence-based recommendations on mechanical clot retrieval for treating acute ischaemic stroke in adults. This involves using a device to remove the blood

  8. Normothermic extracorporeal preservation of hearts for transplantation following donation after brainstem death (IPG549)

    Evidence-based recommendations on normothermic extracorporeal preservation of hearts for transplant after brainstem death. This technique is used to store a

  9. Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica (IPG544)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica

  10. Percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain (IPG545)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous intradiscal radiofrequency treatment of the intervertebral disc nucleus for low back pain

  11. Electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (IPG540)

    Evidence-based recommendations on electrical stimulation of the lower oesophageal sphincter for treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

  12. Implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes (IPG534)

    Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes

  13. 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.

  14. Low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for early stage rectal cancer (IPG532)

    Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer

  15. 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.

  16. Insertion of a double balloon catheter for induction of labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section (IPG528)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section

  17. Suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (IPG521)

    Evidence-based recommendations on suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (ligament injuries)

  18. Implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for chronic cluster headache (IPG527)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for treating chronic cluster headaches

  19. Transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum (IPG514)

    Evidence-based recommendations on transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum for malignant or benign disease of the rectum (including rectal cancer)

  20. Implantation of a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy in people ineligible for heart transplantation (IPG516)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy in people ineligible for heart transplant

  21. Insertion of endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (IPG517)

    Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD])

  22. Insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section (IPG515)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section

  23. 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

  24. Implantation of a shock or load absorber for mild to moderate symptomatic medial knee osteoarthritis (IPG512)

    Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a shock or load absorber for treating mild to moderate symptomatic medial knee osteoarthritis