This guideline covers the care and support of adults receiving social care in their own homes, residential care and community settings. It aims to help people understand what care they can expect and to improve their experience by supporting them to make decisions about their care.
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 the planning and delivery of person-centred care for older people living in their own homes (known as home care or domiciliary care). It aims to promote older people's independence and to ensure safe and consistently high quality home care services.
This guideline covers good practice for managing medicines in care homes. It aims to promote the safe and effective use of medicines in care homes by advising on processes for prescribing, handling and administering medicines. It also recommends how care and services relating to medicines should be provided to people living in care homes.
This guideline covers recognising and responding to abuse and neglect in children and young people aged under 18. It covers physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. The guideline aims to help anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people to spot signs of abuse and neglect and to know how to respond. It also supports practitioners who carry out assessments and provide early help and interventions to children, young people, parents and carers.
This guideline covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. Intermediate care is a multidisciplinary service that helps people to be as independent as possible. It provides support and rehabilitation to people at risk of hospital admission or who have been in hospital. It aims to ensure people transfer from hospital to the community in a timely way and to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospitals and residential care.
This guideline covers services for children, young people and adults with a learning disability (or autism and a learning disability) and behaviour that challenges. It aims to promote a lifelong approach to supporting people and their families and carers, focusing on prevention and early intervention and minimising inpatient admissions.
This guideline covers planning and delivering social care and support for older people who have multiple long-term conditions. It promotes an integrated and person-centred approach to delivering effective health and social care services.
This guideline covers the transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care homes for adults with social care needs. It aims to improve people's experience of admission to, and discharge from, hospital by better coordination of health and social care services.
This guideline covers the period before, during and after a young person moves from children's to adults' services. It aims to help young people and their carers have a better experience of transition by improving the way it’s planned and carried out. It covers both health and social care.
This guideline covers care and support for adults with learning disabilities as they grow older. It covers identifying changing needs, planning for the future, and delivering services including health, social care and housing. It aims to support people to access the services they need as they get older.
This guideline covers the period before, during and after a person is admitted to, and discharged from, a mental health hospital. It aims to help people who use mental health services, and their families and carers, to have a better experience of transition by improving the way it’s planned and carried out.
This guideline covers decision-making in people 16 years and over who may lack capacity now or in the future. It aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so. It also helps practitioners to keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process.
In development [GID-NG10009] Expected publication date: 03 October 2018
In development [GID-NG10145] Expected publication date: 19 January 2022
In development [GID-NG10046] Expected publication date: 22 January 2020
In development [GID-NG10113] Expected publication date: 12 May 2021
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Evidence-based recommendations on high-throughput non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal RHD genotype
Evidence-based recommendations on the NIOX MINO, NIOX VERO and Nobreath devices to measure fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma
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Evidence-based recommendations on the EOS 2D/3D imaging system for radiological examinations
Evidence-based recommendations on SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for investigating diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption (BAM)
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Evidence-based recommendations on theSonoVue (sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles) contrast agent for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the liver
Evidence-based recommendations on new generation computed tomography (CT) scanners for cardiac imaging for suspected or known coronary artery disease
Evidence-based recommendations on multi frequency bioimpedance devices to guide fluid management for people with chronic kidney disease having dialysis
Evidence-based recommendations on quantitative faecal immunochemical tests (OC Sensor, HM-JACKarc and FOB Gold) to guide GP referral for colorectal cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE) using NBI, FICE or i-scan to assess colorectal polyps of 5 mm or less during colonoscopy
Evidence-based recommendations on integrated multiplex polymerase chain tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in suspected gastroenteritis
Evidence-based recommendations on ImmunoCAP ISAC 112 and Microtest for multiplex allergen testing to diagnose allergy and predict the risk of allergic reaction
Evidence-based recommendations on PlGF-based testing to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia
Evidence-based recommendations on tests (IOTA ADNEX, Overa, RMI I, ROMA, IOTA Simple Rules) in secondary care to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on DYSIS colposcope with DYSISmap and ZedScan I for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities in people having colposcopy
Evidence-based recommendations on lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care
Evidence-based recommendations on tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on immunohistochemistry/microsatellite instability testing to guide tests for Lynch syndrome in people with colon cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn’s disease
Evidence-based recommendations on the RD-100i OSNA system and Metasin test for detecting sentinel lymph node metastases in breast cancer
Evidence-based recommendations on EGFR-TK mutation testing in adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
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