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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for ankle osteoarthritis
Evidence-based recommendations on insertion of a subretinal prosthesis system for retinitis pigmentosa (RP)
Evidence-based recommendations on sacral nerve stimulation for idiopathic chronic non-obstructive urinary retention
Evidence-based recommendations on living-donor liver transplantation
Evidence-based recommendations on implantation of a corneal graft–keratoprosthesis for severe corneal opacity in wet blinking eyes
Evidence-based recommendations on implanting a baroreceptor stimulation device for resistant hypertension
Evidence-based recommendations on low energy contact X-ray brachytherapy (the Papillon technique) for treating early stage rectal cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on preoperative high dose rate brachytherapy for treating rectal cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for depression
Evidence-based recommendations on CT-guided thermocoagulation for osteoid osteoma (non-cancerous tumours/growths of bone tissue)
Evidence-based recommendations on joint distraction for knee osteoarthritis without alignment correction
Evidence-based recommendations on the insertion of a double balloon catheter for inducing labour in pregnant women without previous caesarean section
Evidence-based recommendations on the implantation of a sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation device for treating chronic cluster headaches
Evidence-based recommendations on cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins
Evidence-based recommendations on electrotherapy for treating haemorrhoids
Evidence-based recommendations on hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (uterine myomas or fibroids)
Evidence-based recommendations on suture fixation of acute disruption of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis (ligament injuries)
Evidence-based recommendations on radiation therapy (low energy X-rays) for treating early Dupuytren’s contractures in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on electroporation (electrical pulses sent through a needle into a tumour) for treating prostate cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treating Achilles tendinopathy in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on epiduroscopic lumbar discectomy through the sacral hiatus for sciatica in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on laparoscopic live donor simple nephrectomy (keyhole surgery to remove kidney from donor)
Evidence-based recommendations on single-anastomosis duodeno-ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy for treating morbid obesity
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous insertion of craniocaudal expandable implants for vertebral compression fracture in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic transluminal pancreatic necrosectomy for treating pancreatic necrosis (necrotising pancreatitis) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women
Evidence-based recommendations on miniature lens system implantation for advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal for acute respiratory failure in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous endoscopic laser balloon pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation (AF) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for treating benign thyroid nodules in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on transcervical extracorporeal reverse flow neuroprotection for reducing the risk of stroke during carotid artery stenting
Evidence-based recommendations on microstructural scaffold (patch) insertion without autologous cell implantation for repairing chrondral knee defects
Evidence-based recommendations on complete cytoreduction (Sugarbaker technique) for pseudomyxoma peritonei (abnormal tumour that starts in appendix/bowel)
Evidence-based recommendations on transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the supraorbital nerve for treating and preventing migraine