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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

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

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

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

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

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

Atezolizumab with carboplatin and etoposide for untreated extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer ID1504

In development [GID-TA10400] Expected publication date: 11 December 2019

Technology appraisal guidance In development

Afatinib for treating advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer after platinum-based chemotherapy (terminated appraisal) (TA444)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of afatinib for advanced squamous non-small-cell lung cancer after platinum-based chemotherapy

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2017

HealOzone for the treatment of tooth decay (occlusal pit and fissure caries and root caries) (TA92)

Evidence-based recommendations on HealOzone (ozone-releasing device) for treating tooth decay (occlusal pit/fissure caries/root caries)

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2005

Dual‑chamber pacemakers for symptomatic bradycardia due to sick sinus syndrome without atrioventricular block (TA324)

Evidence-based recommendations on dual-chamber pacemakers for symptomatic bradycardia due to sick sinus syndrome without atrioventricular block

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2014

Lenalidomide for treating myelodysplastic syndromes associated with an isolated deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality (TA322)

Evidence-based recommendations on lenalidomide (Revlimid) for myelodysplastic syndromes associated with an isolated deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2014 Last updated June 2019

Dabrafenib for treating unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation‑positive melanoma (TA321)

Evidence-based recommendations on dabrafenib (Tafinlar) for treating unresectable or metastatic BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2014

Ipilimumab for previously untreated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (TA319)

Evidence-based recommendations on ipilimumab (YERVOY) for treating previously untreated advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (skin cancer)

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2014

Pazopanib for the first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (TA215)

Evidence-based recommendations on pazopanib (Votrient) for the first-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC/kidney cancer)

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2011 Last updated August 2013

Fulvestrant for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (TA239)

Evidence-based recommendations on fulvestrant (Faslodex) for treating locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2011

Ticagrelor for the treatment of acute coronary syndromes (TA236)

Evidence-based recommendations on ticagrelor (Brilique) for treating acute coronary syndromes

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2011

Rituximab for the first-line maintenance treatment of follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (TA226)

Evidence-based recommendations on rituximab (MabThera) for first-line maintenance treatment of follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2011

Golimumab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis after the failure of previous disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (TA225)

Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for treating rheumatoid arthritis after the failure of previous disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2011

Apixaban for the prevention of venous thromboembolism after total hip or knee replacement in adults (TA245)

Evidence-based recommendations on apixaban (Eliquis) for preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) after total hip or knee replacement in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2012

Cetuximab, bevacizumab and panitumumab for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer after first-line chemotherapy: Cetuximab (monotherapy or combination chemotherapy), bevacizumab (in combination with non-oxaliplatin chemotherapy) and panitumumab (monotherapy) for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer after first-line chemotherapy (TA242)

Evidence-based recommendations on cetuximab (Erbitux), bevacizumab (Avastin) and panitumumab (Vectibix) for treating metastatic colorectal cancer..

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2012

Guidance on the use of Riluzole (Rilutek) for the treatment of Motor Neurone Disease (TA20)

Evidence-based recommendations on the use of Riluzole (Rilutek) for treating motor neurone disease (MND)

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2001

Imatinib for the treatment of unresectable and/or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (TA209)

Evidence-based recommendations on imatinib (Glivec) for treating unresectable (inoperable) and/or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs)

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2010

Bevacizumab in combination with oxaliplatin and either fluorouracil plus folinic acid or capecitabine for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (TA212)

Evidence-based recommendations on bevacizumab (Avastin) with oxaliplatin and fluorouracil plus folinic acid or capecitabine for metastatic colorectal cancer

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2010

Temsirolimus for the treatment of relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma (terminated appraisal) (TA207)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of temsirolimus for treating relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma because no evidence

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2010

Trastuzumab for the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic gastric cancer (TA208)

Evidence-based recommendations on trastuzumab (Herceptin) for treating adenocarcinoma (HER2-positive metastatic gastric cancer/stomach cancer)

Technology appraisal guidance Published November 2010

Botulinum toxin type A for the prevention of headaches in adults with chronic migraine (TA260)

Evidence-based recommendations on botulinum toxin type A (Botox) for the prevention of headaches in adults with chronic migraine

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2012

Abiraterone for castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen (TA259)

Evidence-based recommendations on abiraterone (Zytiga) for castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer in adults previously treated with docetaxel

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2012 Last updated July 2016

Lapatinib or trastuzumab in combination with an aromatase inhibitor for the first-line treatment of metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer that overexpresses HER2 (TA257)

Evidence-based recommendations on lapatinib (Tyverb) or trastuzumab (Herceptin) combined with an aromatase inhibitor for the first-line treatment of..

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2012

Denosumab for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women (TA204)

Evidence-based recommendations on denosumab (Prolia) for preventing osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2010

Peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (TA200)

Evidence-based recommendations on peginterferon alfa (2a [Pegasys] or 2b [ViraferonPeg]) and ribavirin (Copegus or Rebetol) for treating chronic hepatitis C

Technology appraisal guidance Published September 2010

Etanercept, infliximab and adalimumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (TA199)

Evidence-based recommendations on etanercept (Enbrel) infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Humira) for treating active and progressive psoriatic arthritis

Technology appraisal guidance Published August 2010

Pharmalgen for the treatment of bee and wasp venom allergy (TA246)

Evidence-based recommendations on Pharmalgen (ALK-Abelló) for treating bee and wasp venom allergy

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2012

Tocilizumab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (TA247)

Evidence-based recommendations on tocilizumab (RoActemra) for treating rheumatoid arthritis

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2012

Romiplostim for the treatment of chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (TA221)

Evidence-based recommendations on romiplostim (Nplate) for treating chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2011 Last updated October 2018

Fingolimod for the treatment of highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (TA254)

Evidence-based recommendations on fingolimod (Gilenya) for treating highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS)

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2012

Rivaroxaban for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in people with atrial fibrillation (TA256)

Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation (AF)

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2012

Golimumab for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis (TA220)

Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for treating psoriatic arthritis

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2011

Guidance on the use of temozolomide for the treatment of recurrent malignant glioma (brain cancer) (TA23)

Evidence-based recommendations on temozolomide (Temodal) for malignant glioma in children over 3 years, young people and adults.

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2001 Last updated March 2016

Donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (TA217)

Evidence-based recommendations on donepezil (Aricept), galantamine (Reminyl), rivastigmine (Exelon) and memantine (Ebixa) for treating Alzheimer's disease

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2011 Last updated June 2018

Mifamurtide for the treatment of osteosarcoma (TA235)

Evidence-based recommendations on mifamurtide (Mepact) for treatment of osteosarcoma (bone cancer)

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2011

Bendamustine for the first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (TA216)

Evidence-based recommendations on bendamustine (Levact) for the first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) of Binet stage B or C

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2011

Rivaroxaban for preventing adverse outcomes after acute management of acute coronary syndrome (TA335)

Evidence-based recommendations on rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for preventing adverse outcomes after acute management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2015

Empagliflozin in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes (TA336)

Evidence-based recommendations on empagliflozin (Jardiance) in combination therapy for treating type 2 diabetes

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2015

Regorafenib for metastatic colorectal cancer after treatment for metastatic disease (terminated appraisal) (TA334)

NICE is unable to make recommendations about regorafenib for metastatic colorectal cancer because no evidence submission was received from Bayer for the..

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2015