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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

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.

Medicines practice guideline Published March 2014 Last updated October 2015

Patient group directions (MPG2)

This guideline covers good practice for developing, authorising, using and updating patient group directions. It also offers advice on deciding whether a patient group direction is needed.

Medicines practice guideline Published August 2013 Last updated March 2017

Managing medicines for adults receiving social care in the community (NG67)

This guideline covers medicines support for adults (aged 18 and over) who are receiving social care in the community. It aims to ensure that people who receive social care are supported to take and look after their medicines effectively and safely at home. It gives advice on assessing if people need help with managing their medicines, who should provide medicines support and how health and social care staff should work together.

NICE guideline Published March 2017

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.

NICE guideline Published August 2015

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

Community nursing care settings

In development [GID-SGWAVE0700] 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

Accident and emergency departments

In development [GID-SGWAVE0762] 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

Balloon dilation for eustachian tube dysfunction

In development [GID-IPG10125] Expected publication date: 11 December 2019

Interventional procedures guidance In development

Bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula (IPG662)

Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma (IPG661)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

Implant insertion for prominent ears (IPG660)

Evidence-based recommendations on implant insertion for prominent ears in children, young people and adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2019

Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids (IPG657)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG656)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2019

Radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula (IPG644)

Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2019

High-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules (IPG643)

Evidence-based recommendations on high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal (IPG642)

Evidence-based recommendations on Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2019

Endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms (IPG658)

Evidence-based recommendations on endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2019

Reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia (IPG654)

Evidence-based recommendations on reinforcement of a permanent stoma with a synthetic or biological mesh to prevent a parastomal hernia

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Valve-in-valve TAVI for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction (IPG653)

Evidence-based recommendations on valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (ViV-TAVI) for aortic bioprosthetic valve dysfunction in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema (IPG652)

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation for upper-lobe emphysema in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis of the leg (IPG651)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy for acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (IPG650)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a cerebral protection device to prevent cerebral embolism during TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure (IPG655)

Evidence-based recommendations on cardiac contractility modulation device implantation for heart failure in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2019

Percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation (IPG649)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Collagen paste for closing an anal fistula (IPG648)

Evidence-based recommendations on collagen paste for closing an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Therapeutic hypothermia for acute ischaemic stroke (IPG647)

Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic hypothermia (using a cooling device to reduce the body’s temperature) for acute ischaemic stroke in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2019

Endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus (IPG646)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for a pilonidal sinus in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula (IPG645)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2019

Platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis (IPG637)

Evidence-based recommendations on platelet-rich plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis in adults (deterioration of the articular cartilage and menisci)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation (IPG636)

Evidence-based recommendations on ex-situ machine perfusion for extracorporeal preservation of livers for transplantation in people of all ages

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Electrically stimulated intravesical chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (IPG638)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrically stimulated intravesical chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG641)

Evidence-based recommendations on prostatic urethral temporary implant insertion for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis (IPG640)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous venoplasty for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth (IPG639)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic cerclage for cervical incompetence to prevent late miscarriage or preterm birth

Interventional procedures guidance Published January 2019

Bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma (IPG635)

Evidence-based recommendations on bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018

Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults (IPG634)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2018

Percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions (IPG633)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of a temporary heart pump for left ventricular haemodynamic support in high-risk PCIs

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain (IPG632)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2018

Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis (IPG613)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2018

Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse (IPG618)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2018

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor (IPG617)

Evidence-based recommendations on unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2018

Transurethral water vapour ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (IPG625)

Evidence-based recommendations on transurethral water vapour ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing (IPG622)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing (IPG621)

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2018

Sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis (IPG624)

Evidence-based recommendations on sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2018