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Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals (SG1)

This guideline covers organisational and managerial approaches to safe nurse staffing of inpatient wards for people aged 18 and over in acute hospitals. It aims to ensure that patients receive the nursing care they need, regardless of the ward to which they are allocated, the time of the day, or the day of the week.

Safe staffing guideline Published July 2014

Safe midwifery staffing for maternity settings (NG4)

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.

NICE guideline Published February 2015

Accident and emergency departments

In development [GID-SGWAVE0762] Expected publication date: TBC

Safe staffing guideline In development

Inpatient mental health settings

In development [GID-SGWAVE0701] Expected publication date: TBC

Safe staffing guideline In development

Community nursing care settings

In development [GID-SGWAVE0700] Expected publication date: TBC

Safe staffing guideline In development

Management and organisational approaches to safe staffing

In development [GID-SGWAVE0761] Expected publication date: TBC

Safe staffing guideline In development

Mental health community settings

In development [GID-SGWAVE0702] Expected publication date: TBC

Safe staffing guideline In development

Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (IPG168)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2006

Holmium laser prostatectomy (IPG17)

Evidence-based recommendations on holmium laser prostatectomy (removal of the prostate) for treating Benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Living-donor lung transplantation for end-stage lung disease (IPG170)

Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor lung transplantation for end-stage lung disease

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation for the treatment of endometriosis (IPG171)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic helium plasma coagulation (plasma beam) for treating endometriosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG184)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation (AF) in association with other cardiac surgery

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Tonsillectomy using laser (IPG186)

Evidence-based recommendations on tonsillectomy (removing tonsils) using laser to cut tonsils and seal blood vessels

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (IPG187)

Evidence-based recommendations on catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (placing small wireless capsule in gullet to check the level of acid)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2006

Deep brain stimulation for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease) (IPG188)

Evidence-based recommendations on deep brain stimulation (permanent electrodes planted in brain) for tremor and dystonia (excluding Parkinson's disease)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2006

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease (IPG19)

Evidence-based recommendations on deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2003

Stimulated graciloplasty for faecal incontinence (IPG159)

Evidence-based recommendations on stimulated graciloplasty for faecal incontinence (creating a new anal sphincter muscle)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

High dose rate brachytherapy for carcinoma of the cervix (IPG160)

Evidence-based recommendations on high dose rate brachytherapy for carinoma of the cervix (cervical cancer)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (IPG161)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic colostomy (PEC)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (IPG113)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) for treating lacrimal sac or nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2005

Lung volume reduction surgery for advanced emphysema (IPG114)

Evidence-based recommendations on lung volume reduction surgery for treating advanced emphysema

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2005

High-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer (IPG118)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for treating prostate cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2005

Photodynamic therapy for bile duct cancer (IPG134)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy for bile duct cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2005

Laparoscopic liver resection (IPG135)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic liver resection (keyhole removal of hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC] and for benign tumours and cysts)

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2005

Laparoscopic nephrectomy (including nephroureterectomy) (IPG136)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic nephrectomy (including nephroureterectomy; keyhole surgery to remove a kidney)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2005

High dose rate brachytherapy in combination with external-beam radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer (IPG174)

Evidence-based recommendations on high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy in combination with external-beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for localised prostate cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Percutaneous fetal balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (IPG176)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous fetal balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PAIVS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2006

Foker technique for long-gap oesophageal atresia (IPG153)

Evidence-based recommendations on the Foker technique for long-gap oesophageal atresia (OA/TOF)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2006

Photodynamic therapy for non-melanoma skin tumours (including premalignant and primary non-metastatic skin lesions) (IPG155)

Evidence-based recommendations on photodynamic therapy for non-melanoma skin tumours (including premalignant and primary non-metastatic skin lesions)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2006

Image-guided vacuum-assisted excision biopsy of benign breast lesions (IPG156)

Evidence-based recommendations on image-guided vacuum-assisted excision biopsy for benign (non-cancerous) breast lesions (fibroadenoma)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2006

Endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (IPG157)

Evidence-based recommendations on endometrial cryotherapy for menorrhagia (heavy periods/menstrual bleeding)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer (IPG158)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer (keyhole surgery to remove lymph nodes)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2006

Collagen injection for vocal cord augmentation (IPG130)

Evidence-based recommendations collagen injection for vocal cord augmentation (in glottic insufficiency and vocal fold paresis)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2005

Interstitial laser therapy for fibroadenomas of the breast (IPG131)

Evidence-based recommendations on interstitial laser therapy for fibroadenomas (benign/non-cancerous solid lump) of the breast

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2005

Low dose rate brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer (IPG132)

Evidence-based recommendations on low dose rate brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2005

Arteriovenous crossing sheathotomy for branch retinal vein occlusion (IPG334)

Evidence-based recommendations on arteriovenous crossing sheathotomy for treating branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO, retinal vascular thrombosis)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Endoscopic submucosal dissection of lower gastrointestinal lesions (IPG335)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic submucosal dissection of lower gastrointestinal lesions

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Transcatheter endovascular closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (IPG336)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcatheter endovascular closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect (VSD) for treating holes in the heart

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy for peripheral lung lesions (IPG337)

Evidence-based recommendations on endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy for treating peripheral lung lesions (pulmonary nodules)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2010

Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer (IPG338)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for treating early stage cervical cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Limited macular translocation for wet age-related macular degeneration (IPG339)

Evidence-based recommendations on limited macular translocation for treating wet (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010

Individually magnetic resonance imaging-designed unicompartmental interpositional implant insertion for osteoarthritis of the knee (IPG317)

Evidence-based recommendations on inserting individually MRI-designed unicompartmental, interpositional (customised) implant for knee osteoarthritis

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2009

Endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection (IPG32)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic transsphenoidal pituitary adenoma resection for treating pituitary adenomas (benign tumours)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Balloon catheter insertion for Bartholin's cyst or abscess (IPG323)

Evidence-based recommendations on balloon catheter insertion for treating Bartholin's cyst or abscess

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Electrocautery cutting balloon treatment for pelviureteric junction obstruction (IPG324)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrocautery cutting balloon treatment for pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Endopyelotomy for pelviureteric junction obstruction (IPG325)

Evidence-based recommendations on endopyelotomy for treating pelviureteric junction (PUJ) obstruction

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Laparoscopic augmentation cystoplasty (including clam cystoplasty) (IPG326)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic augmentation cystoplasty (including clam cystoplasty) for treating an overactive bladder

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Radiofrequency ablation for colorectal liver metastases (IPG327)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiofrequency ablation for treating colorectal liver metastases

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2009

Circular stapled haemorrhoidectomy (IPG34)

Evidence-based recommendations on circular stapled haemorrhoidectomy for treating internal haemorrhoids

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2003

Macular translocation with 360° retinotomy for wet age-related macular degeneration (IPG340)

Evidence-based recommendations on macular translocation with 360° retinotomy for treating wet (exudative) age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2010