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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mental health community settings

In development [GID-SGWAVE0702] 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

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

Olaparib for treating BRCA 1 or 2 mutated metastatic breast cancer after prior chemotherapy [ID1382]

In development [GID-TA10342] Expected publication date: 01 July 2020

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Blinatumomab for treating Philadelphia-chromosome-positive relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia [ID1008]

In development [GID-TA10119] Expected publication date: 01 July 2020

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Pembrolizumab with axitinib for untreated metastatic renal cell carcinoma [ID1426]

In development [GID-TA10331] Expected publication date: 01 April 2020

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Lenalidomide for previously treated follicular lymphoma [ID1374]

In development [GID-TA10323] Expected publication date: 01 April 2020

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis (IPG538)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (IPG537)

Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (RP)

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2015

Sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention (IPG536)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Living-donor liver transplantation (IPG535)

Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor liver transplantation

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2015

Implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension (IPG533)

Evidence-based recommendations on implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2015

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2015

Preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for rectal cancer (IPG531)

Evidence-based recommendations on preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for treating rectal cancer

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression (IPG530)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2015

Computed tomography-guided thermocoagulation of osteoid osteoma (IPG53)

Evidence-based recommendations on CT-guided thermocoagulation for osteoid osteoma (non-cancerous tumours/growths of bone tissue)

Interventional procedures guidance Published March 2004

Joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction (IPG529)

Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2015

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

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins (IPG526)

Evidence-based recommendations on cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Electrotherapy for the treatment of haemorrhoids (IPG525)

Evidence-based recommendations on electrotherapy for treating haemorrhoids

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) (IPG522)

Evidence-based recommendations on hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (uterine myomas or fibroids)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

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)

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2015

Radiation therapy for early Dupuytren's disease (IPG573)

Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy (low energy X-rays) for treating early Dupuytren’s contractures in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Irreversible electroporation for treating prostate cancer (IPG572)

Evidence-based recommendations on electroporation (electrical pulses sent through a needle into a tumour) for treating prostate cancer in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Achilles tendinopathy (IPG571)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treating Achilles tendinopathy in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Epiduroscopic lumbar discectomy through the sacral hiatus for sciatica (IPG570)

Evidence-based recommendations on epiduroscopic lumbar discectomy through the sacral hiatus for sciatica in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published December 2016

Laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (IPG57)

Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (keyhole surgery to remove kidney from donor)

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2004

Single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for treating morbid obesity (IPG569)

Evidence-based recommendations on single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for treating morbid obesity

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2016

Percutaneous insertion of craniocaudal expandable implants for vertebral compression fracture (IPG568)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of craniocaudal expandable implants for vertebral compression fracture in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2016

Endoscopic transluminal pancreatic necrosectomy (IPG567)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic transluminal pancreatic necrosectomy for treating pancreatic necrosis (necrotising pancreatitis) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published November 2016

Single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women (IPG566)

Evidence-based recommendations on single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women

Interventional procedures guidance Published October 2016

Miniature lens system implantation for advanced age-related macular degeneration (IPG565)

Evidence-based recommendations on miniature lens system implantation for advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Interventional procedures guidance Published September 2016

Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal for acute respiratory failure (IPG564)

Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal for acute respiratory failure in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2016

Percutaneous endoscopic laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (IPG563)

Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2016

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for benign thyroid nodules (IPG562)

Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for treating benign thyroid nodules in adults

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2016

Transcervical extracorporeal reverse flow neuroprotection for reducing the risk of stroke during carotid artery stenting (IPG561)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcervical extracorporeal reverse flow neuroprotection for reducing the risk of stroke during carotid artery stenting

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2016

Microstructural scaffold (patch) insertion without autologous cell implantation for repairing symptomatic chondral knee defects (IPG560)

Evidence-based recommendations on microstructural scaffold (patch) insertion without autologous cell implantation for repairing chrondral knee defects

Interventional procedures guidance Published June 2016

Complete cytoreduction for pseudomyxoma peritonei (Sugarbaker technique) (IPG56)

Evidence-based recommendations on complete cytoreduction (Sugarbaker technique) for pseudomyxoma peritonei (abnormal tumour that starts in appendix/bowel)

Interventional procedures guidance Published April 2004

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the supraorbital nerve for treating and preventing migraine (IPG559)

Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the supraorbital nerve for treating and preventing migraine

Interventional procedures guidance Published May 2016