This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.
Evidence-based recommendations on lenvatinib (Kisplyx) with everolimus for previously treated advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults
This guideline covers assessing and managing oesophago-gastric cancer in adults, including radical and palliative treatment and nutritional support. It aims to reduce variation in practice through better organisation of care and support, and improve quality of life and survival by giving advice on the most suitable treatments depending on cancer type, stage and location.
Evidence-based recommendations on ceritinib (Zykadia) for untreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Evidence-based recommendations on glecaprevir–pibrentasvir (Maviret) for treating chronic hepatitis C in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in adults. It aims to improve the speed at which people are diagnosed and treated to prevent loss of sight.
Evidence-based recommendations on golimumab (Simponi) for severe non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on palbociclib (Ibrance) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally advanced or
Evidence-based recommendations on ribociclib (Kisqali) as initial endocrine-based therapy for hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor
This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years. It also covers referral. It aims to improve the experience of children, young people and those who care for them.
Evidence-based recommendations on naltrexone–bupropion (Mysimba) for managing overweight and obesity in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on cladribine tablets (Mavenclad) for highly active relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. It does not cover managing severe asthma or acute asthma attacks. The investment and training required to implement the guideline will take time. In the meantime, primary care services should implement what they can of the recommendations, using currently available approaches to diagnosis until the infrastructure for objective testing is in place.
Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck in adults who have had platinum-based chemotherapy
Evidence-based recommendations on vismodegib (Erivedge) for treating basal cell carcinoma (BCC; non-melanoma skin cancer; rodent ulcers) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for treating Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) in adults after at least 1 therapy
Evidence-based recommendations on trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) for treating advanced HER2-positive breast cancer that has been treated before
Evidence-based recommendations on on regorafenib (Stivarga) for previously treated gastrointestinal stromal tumours in adults
This guideline covers assessing and managing pelvic fractures, open fractures and severe ankle fractures (known as pilon fractures and intra-articular distal tibia fractures) in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance services), emergency departments and major trauma centres. It aims to reduce deaths and long-term health problems by improving the quality of emergency and urgent care.
Evidence-based recommendations on venetoclax (Venclyxto) for treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic (secondary) non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer in adults after
Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for locally advanced or metastatic squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults after chemotherapy
Evidence-based recommendations on aflibercept (Eylea) for treating myopic choroidal neovascularisation in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing glaucoma in people aged 18 and over. It includes recommendations on testing and referral (case-finding) for chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension, and on effective diagnosis, treatment and reassessment to stop these conditions progressing.
Evidence-based recommendations on sarilumab (Kevzara) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sinusitis. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sinusitis is usually caused by a virus, lasts for about 2 to 3 weeks, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.
This guideline covers managing cataracts in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery by optimising service organisation, referral and surgical management, and reducing complications. It further aims to improve the availability of information for people with cataracts before, during and after cataract surgery.
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing cystic fibrosis. It specifies how to monitor the condition and manage the symptoms to improve quality of life. There are also detailed recommendations on treating the most common infections in people with cystic fibrosis.
This guideline covers assessing and managing chronic hepatitis B in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve care for people with hepatitis B by specifying which tests and treatments to use for people of different ages and with different disease severities.
Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapy for kidney transplant in children and young people
Evidence-based recommendations on immunosuppressive therapies for preventing kidney rejection in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on tofacitinib (Xeljanz) for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatism) in adults
This guideline covers the signs of possible child maltreatment in children and young people aged under 18 years. It aims to raise awareness and help health professionals who are not child protection specialists to identify the features of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and fabricated or induced illness.
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.
Evidence-based recommendations on brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris) for treating relapsed or refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in people with symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee
Evidence-based recommendations on reslizumab (Cinqaero) for treating severe eosinophilic asthma in adults
This guideline covers recognition, assessment and monitoring of faltering growth in infants and children. It includes a definition of growth thresholds for concern and identifying the risk factors for, and possible causes of, faltering growth. It also covers interventions, when to refer, service design, and information and support.
This guideline covers increasing immunisation uptake among children and young people aged under 19 years in groups and settings where immunisation coverage is low. It aims to improve access to immunisation services and increase timely immunisation of children and young people. It also aims to ensure babies born to mothers infected with hepatitis B are immunised.
Evidence-based recommendations on cetuximab (Erbitux) and panitumumab (Vectibix) for previously untreated RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer in adults
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 how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk with an effective and appropriate intensive lifestyle-change programme to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The recommendations in this guideline can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme.
This guideline covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. The guideline committee identified that the key issues to be included were: recognition and early assessment, diagnostic and prognostic value of blood markers for sepsis, initial treatment, escalating care, identifying the source of infection, early monitoring, information and support for patients and carers, and training and education.
Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating advanced melanoma in adults not previously treated with ipilimumab
Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating advanced melanoma after disease progression with ipilimumab in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for locally advanced or metastatic PD-L1-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles (nab-paclitaxel) for untreated metastatic pancreatic cancer in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on dimethyl fumarate (Skilarence) for treating moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on sorafenib (Nexavar) for treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) in adults
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing endometriosis. It aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of endometriosis, and to provide clear advice on what action to take when women with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.