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Palliative care for adults: strong opioids for pain relief (CG140)

This guideline covers safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain relief in adults with advanced and progressive disease. It aims to clarify the clinical pathway for prescribing and help to improve pain management and patient safety. Care during the last 2 to 3 days of life is covered by care of dying adults in the last days of life.

Clinical guideline Published May 2012 Last updated August 2016

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

Nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab for treating advanced melanoma (TA400)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) in combination with ipilimumab (Yervoy) for treating advanced melanoma (skin cancer)

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2016

Azacitidine for treating acute myeloid leukaemia with more than 30% bone marrow blasts (TA399)

Evidence-based recommendations on azacitidine (Vidaza) for treating acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) with more than 30% bone marrow blasts

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2016

Lumacaftor–ivacaftor for treating cystic fibrosis homozygous for the F508del mutation (TA398)

Evidence-based recommendations on lumacaftor–ivacaftor (Orkambi) for treating cystic fibrosis in people 12 years and older who are homozygous for the F508del..

Technology appraisal guidance Published July 2016

Abiraterone for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated (TA387)

Evidence-based recommendations on abiraterone (Zytiga) for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2016 Last updated July 2016

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: diagnosis and management (NG52)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in people aged 16 years and over. It aims to improve care for people with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by promoting the best tests for diagnosis and staging and the most effective treatments for 6 of the subtypes. Tests and treatments covered include excision biopsy, radiotherapy, immunochemotherapy and stem cell transplantation.

NICE guideline Published July 2016

Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management (NG17)

This guideline covers the care and treatment of adults (aged 18 and over) with type 1 diabetes.

NICE guideline Published August 2015 Last updated July 2016

Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures (CG64)

This guideline covers preventing infective endocarditis (IE) in children, young people and adults. It focuses on people at increased risk of infective endocarditis undergoing dental, gastrointestinal tract, genitourinary and respiratory tract procedures.

Clinical guideline Published March 2008 Last updated July 2016

Cirrhosis in over 16s: assessment and management (NG50)

This guideline covers assessing and managing suspected or confirmed cirrhosis in people who are 16 years or older. It aims to improve how cirrhosis is identified and diagnosed. It recommends tools to assess the severity of cirrhosis and gives advice on monitoring people with cirrhosis to detect and manage complications early, and referral criteria for tertiary care.

NICE guideline Published July 2016

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): assessment and management (NG49)

This guideline covers how to identify the adults, young people and children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) who have advanced liver fibrosis and are most at risk of further complications. It outlines the lifestyle changes and pharmacological treatments that can manage NAFLD and advanced liver fibrosis.

NICE guideline Published July 2016

Oral health for adults in care homes (NG48)

This guideline covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes. The aim is to maintain and improve their oral health and ensure timely access to dental treatment.

NICE guideline Published July 2016

Belimumab for treating active autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (TA397)

Evidence-based recommendations on belimumab (Benlysta) as an add-on treatment for active autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Trametinib in combination with dabrafenib for treating unresectable or metastatic melanoma (TA396)

Evidence-based recommendations on trametinib (Mekinist) with dabrafenib (Tafinlar) for treating unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600 mutation

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Evolocumab for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia (TA394)

Evidence-based recommendations on evolocumab (Repatha) for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol) and mixed dyslipidaemia

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Alirocumab for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia and mixed dyslipidaemia (TA393)

Evidence-based recommendations on alirocumab (Praluent) for treating primary hypercholesterolaemia (high cholesterol) and mixed dyslipidaemia

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Adalimumab for treating moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (TA392)

Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira) for treating moderate to severe hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) (acne inversa)

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Ceritinib for previously treated anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive non-small-cell lung cancer (TA395)

Evidence-based recommendations on ceritinib (Zykadia) for advanced anaplastic lymphoma kinase positive non-small-cell lung cancer...

Technology appraisal guidance Published June 2016

Haematological cancers: improving outcomes (NG47)

This guideline covers integrated diagnostic reporting for diagnosing haematological cancer in adults, young people and children. It also covers staffing, facilities (levels of care) and multidisciplinary teams needed for adults and young people. It aims to improve care for people with suspected or diagnosed cancer by promoting best practice on the organisation of haematological cancer services.

NICE guideline Published May 2016

Canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin as monotherapies for treating type 2 diabetes (TA390)

Evidence-based recommendations on canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga) and empagliflozin (Jardiance) for treating type 2 diabetes in adults

Technology appraisal guidance Published May 2016

Topotecan, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride, paclitaxel, trabectedin and gemcitabine for treating recurrent ovarian cancer (TA389)

Evidence-based recommendations on topotecan, pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride (Caelyx), paclitaxel, trabectedin (Yondelis) and gemcitabine...

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2016

Sacubitril valsartan for treating symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (TA388)

Evidence-based recommendations on sacubitril valsartan (Entresto) for treating symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

Technology appraisal guidance Published April 2016

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

Routine preoperative tests for elective surgery (NG45)

This guideline covers routine preoperative tests for people aged over 16 who are having elective surgery. It aims to reduce unnecessary testing by advising which tests to offer people before minor, intermediate and major or complex surgery, taking into account specific comorbidities (cardiovascular, renal and respiratory conditions and diabetes and obesity). It does not cover pregnant women or people having cardiothoracic procedures or neurosurgery.

NICE guideline Published April 2016

Workplace health: management practices (NG13)

This guideline covers how to improve the health and wellbeing of employees, with a focus on organisational culture and the role of line managers.

NICE guideline Published June 2015 Last updated March 2016

Ruxolitinib for treating disease-related splenomegaly or symptoms in adults with myelofibrosis (TA386)

Evidence-based recommendations on ruxolitinib (Jakavi) for treating disease-related splenomegaly or symptoms in adults with myelofibrosis

Technology appraisal guidance Published March 2016

Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities (NG44)

This guideline covers community engagement approaches to reduce health inequalities, ensure health and wellbeing initiatives are effective and help local authorities and health bodies meet their statutory obligations.

NICE guideline Published March 2016

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

Transition from children's to adults' services for young people using health or social care services (NG43)

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.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Ezetimibe for treating primary heterozygous-familial and non-familial hypercholesterolaemia (TA385)

Evidence-based recommendations on ezetimibe (Ezetrol) for treating primary heterozygous-familial and non-familial hypercholesterolaemia.

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2016

Nivolumab for treating advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma (TA384)

Evidence-based recommendations on nivolumab (Opdivo) for treating advanced (unresectable or metastatic) melanoma in adults.

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2016

Spinal injury: assessment and initial management (NG41)

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of spinal column and spinal cord injury in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance services), emergency departments and major trauma centres. It covers traumatic injuries to the spine but does not cover spinal injury caused by a disease.It aims to reduce death and disability by improving the quality of emergency and urgent care.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Major trauma: service delivery (NG40)

This guideline covers the organisation and provision of major trauma services in pre-hospital and hospital settings, including ambulance services, emergency departments, major trauma centres and trauma units. It aims to reduce deaths and disabilities in people with serious injuries by providing a systematic approach to the delivery of major trauma care. It does not cover services for people with burns.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Fractures (non-complex): assessment and management (NG38)

This guideline covers assessing and managing non-complex fractures that can be treated in the emergency department or orthopaedic clinic. It aims to improve practice so that people with fractures receive the care that they need without unnecessary tests and treatments.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Major trauma: assessment and initial management (NG39)

This guideline covers the rapid identification and early management of major trauma in pre-hospital and hospital settings, including ambulance services, emergency departments, major trauma centres and trauma units. It aims to reduce deaths and disabilities in people with serious injuries by improving the quality of their immediate care. It does not cover care for people with burns.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Sunlight exposure: risks and benefits (NG34)

This guideline covers how to communicate the risks and benefits of natural sunlight exposure (specifically, the ultraviolet rays UVA and UVB) to help people understand why they may need to modify their behaviour to reduce their risk of skin cancer and vitamin D deficiency.

NICE guideline Published February 2016

Skin cancer prevention (PH32)

This guideline covers new buildings and communal outdoor areas. The aim is to ensure there are enough shady areas to protect people from overexposure to the sun.

Clinical guideline Published January 2011 Last updated February 2016

TNF-alpha inhibitors for ankylosing spondylitis and non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (TA383)

Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), etanercept (Enbrel), golimumab (Simponi) and infliximab (Remicade, Remsima…

Technology appraisal guidance Published February 2016

Enzalutamide for treating metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated (TA377)

Evidence-based recommendations on enzalutamide (Xtandi) for treating metastatic, hormone-relapsed prostate cancer before chemotherapy is indicated

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Radium-223 dichloride for treating hormone-relapsed prostate cancer with bone metastases (TA376)

This guidance has been updated and replaced by NICE technology appraisal guidance 412.

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Eltrombopag for treating severe aplastic anaemia refractory to immunosuppressive therapy (terminated appraisal) (TA382)

NICE is unable to make a recommendation about the use in the NHS of Eltrombopag for treating severe aplastic anaemia refractory to immunosuppressive…

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Panobinostat for treating multiple myeloma after at least 2 previous treatments (TA380)

Evidence-based recommendations on panobinostat (Farydak) for treating multiple myeloma after at least 2 previous treatments.

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Nintedanib for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (TA379)

Evidence-based recommendations on nintedanib (Ofev) for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Ramucirumab for treating advanced gastric cancer or gastro–oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with chemotherapy (TA378)

Evidence-based recommendations on ramucirumab (Cyramza)

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, certolizumab pegol, golimumab, tocilizumab and abatacept for rheumatoid arthritis not previously treated with DMARDs or after conventional DMARDs only have failed (TA375)

Evidence-based recommendations on adalimumab (Humira), etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade, Remsima, Inflectra), certolizumab pegol (Cimzia), golimumab…

Technology appraisal guidance Published January 2016

Guidance on the use of imatinib for chronic myeloid leukaemia (TA70)

Evidence-based recommendations on imatinib (Glivec) for treating chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

Technology appraisal guidance Published October 2003 Last updated January 2016

Older people: independence and mental wellbeing (NG32)

This guideline covers interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older and how to identify those most at risk of a decline.

NICE guideline Published December 2015

Care of dying adults in the last days of life (NG31)

This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to 3 days of life. It aims to improve end of life care for people in their last days of life by communicating respectfully and involving them, and the people important to them, in decisions and by maintaining their comfort and dignity. The guideline covers how to manage common symptoms without causing unacceptable side effects and maintain hydration in the last days of life.

NICE guideline Published December 2015

Abatacept, adalimumab, etanercept and tocilizumab for treating juvenile idiopathic arthritis (TA373)

Evidence-based recommendations on abatacept, adalimumab, etanercept and tocilizumab for treating polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

Technology appraisal guidance Published December 2015