This guidance has been updated and replaced by NICE guideline NG89.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing bronchiolitis in children. It aims to help healthcare professionals diagnose bronchiolitis and identify if children should be cared for at home or in hospital. It describes treatments and interventions that can be used to help with the symptoms of bronchiolitis.
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.
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.
This guideline covers how organisations, professionals and carers can work together to deliver high quality care, stable placements and nurturing relationships for looked-after children and young people. It aims to help these children and young people reach their full potential and enjoy the same opportunities in life as their peers.
Evidence-based recommendations on implanting a duodenal–jejunal bypass liner for managing type 2 diabetes
Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial nitinol coils to improve lung function in emphysema (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD])
Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a left ventricular assist device for destination therapy in people ineligible for heart transplant
Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a balloon device to disimpact an engaged fetal head before an emergency caesarean section
Evidence-based recommendations on transanal total mesorectal excision of the rectum for malignant or benign disease of the rectum (including rectal cancer)
This guideline covers behaviours such as diet and physical activity to help children (after weaning), young people and adults maintain a healthy weight or help prevent excess weight gain. The aim is to prevent a range of diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and improve mental wellbeing.
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.
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.
This guideline covers preventing children, young people and adults becoming overweight or obese. It outlines how the NHS, local authorities, early years’ settings, schools and workplaces can increase physical activity levels and make dietary improvements among their target populations.
This guideline covered four common methods used to increase the population's physical activity levels: brief interventions in primary care, exercise referral schemes, pedometers and community-based walking and cycling programmes. It has been updated and replaced by the following NICE guidelines:
This guideline covers safe midwifery staffing in all maternity settings, including at home, in the community, in day assessment units, in obstetric units, and in units led by midwives (both alongside hospitals and free-standing). It aims to improve maternity care by giving advice on monitoring staffing levels and actions to take if there are not enough midwives to meet the needs of women and babies in the service.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing bladder cancer in people 18 and above referred from primary care with suspected bladder cancer, and those with newly diagnosed or recurrent bladder (urothelial carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma or small-cell carcinoma) or urethral cancer.
Evidence-based recommendations on flexible endoscopic treatment for a pharyngeal pouch (Zenker's diverticulum)
This guideline covers the routine postnatal care women and their babies should receive for 6–8 weeks after the birth. It includes advice given on breastfeeding, and the management of common and serious health problems in women and their babies after the birth.
This guideline covers recognising, diagnosing and managing bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia (blood poisoning) in babies, children and young people under 16. It aims to reduce deaths and disability by promoting early recognition of symptoms and timely effective management.
Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a shock or load absorber for treating mild to moderate symptomatic medial knee osteoarthritis
Evidence-based recommendations on open reduction of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
Evidence-based recommendations on hysteroscopic metroplasty of a uterine septum for recurrent miscarriage
Evidence-based recommendations on hysteroscopic metroplasty of a uterine septum for primary infertility
This guideline covers the care and treatment of people with, or at risk of developing, chronic kidney disease. It aims to prevent or delay the progression of chronic kidney disease, reduce or prevent the development of complications, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Evidence-based recommendations on single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (surgery to remove the gallbladder) for treating problematic gallstones
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing colorectal (bowel) cancer in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve quality of life and survival for adults with colorectal cancer through early diagnosis and staging, management of local disease according to risk of recurrence (high, moderate, low) and management of secondary tumours (metastatic disease).
This guidance has been updated and replaced by NICE guideline NG28.
Evidence-based recommendations on inserting a collagen plug to close an abdominal wall enterocutaneous fistula
Evidence-based recommendations on inserting an annular disc implant at lumbar discectomy for treating lumbar disc herniation (slipped disc)
Evidence-based recommendations on telemetric adjustable pulmonary artery banding for treating pulmonary hypertension in infants with congenital heart defects
This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing obesity in children (aged 2 years and over), young people and adults. It aims to improve the use of bariatric surgery and very-low-calorie diets to help people who are obese to reduce their weight.
This guideline covers anti-smoking mass-media campaigns, for example, on TV, in newspapers and online. It also covers measures to prevent tobacco being sold to children and young people. The aim is to help prevent children and young people from taking up smoking.
This guideline covers the nutrition of pregnant women, including women who are planning to become pregnant, mothers and other carers of children aged under 5 and their children. In particular, it aims to address disparities in the nutrition of low-income and other disadvantaged groups compared with the general population.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing gallstone disease in adults. It aims to reduce variation in care by promoting the most effective treatments, and to improve the advice given to people with gallstone disease before and after treatment.
This guideline covers improving oral health by developing and implementing a strategy that meets the needs of people in the local community. It aims to promote and protect people’s oral health by improving their diet and oral hygiene, and by encouraging them to visit the dentist regularly.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing acute heart failure or possible acute heart failure in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve the immediate care of someone who is acutely unwell as a result of heart failure.
This guidance has been updated and replaced by NICE interventional procedures guidance 653.
Evidence-based recommendations on combined endoscopic and laparoscopic removal of colonic polyps (growths)
This guideline covers exercise referral schemes for people aged 19 and older, in particular, those who are inactive or sedentary. The aim is to encourage people to be physically active.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing drug allergy in all age groups. It aims to make it easier for professionals to tell when someone is having an allergic reaction, by specifying the key signs and patterns to look out for. It also makes recommendations on improving people’s understanding of their drug allergies, and ensuring these are recorded properly in their medical records.
This guideline covers assessment, diagnosis and referral for people over 16 who have had a transient loss of consciousness (TLoC; also called a blackout). It aims to improve care for people with TLoC by specifying the most effective assessments and recommending when to refer to a specialist.
Evidence-based recommendations on the total prosthetic replacement of temporomandibular joint (joint between the skull and lower jaw)
Evidence-based recommendations on assessing motility of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract using a wireless capsule to investigate motility disorders
Evidence-based recommendations on minimally invasive (keyhole) video-assisted thyroidectomy (surgery to remove the thyroid gland)
Evidence-based recommendations on minimally invasive (keyhole) video-assisted parathyroidectomy to remove abnormal parathyroid glands
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation in adults. It aims to ensure that people receive the best management to help prevent harmful complications, in particular stroke and bleeding.
Evidence-based recommendations on powdered micodebrider turbinoplasty for inferior turbinate hypertrophy (swollen ridges in the nose)
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for treating squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s oesophagus with low-grade dysplasia or no dysplasia