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Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention (CG161)

This guideline covers assessment of fall risk and interventions to prevent falls in people aged 65 and over. It aims to reduce the risk and incidence of falls and the associated distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality.

Clinical guideline Published June 2013

Falls in older people (QS86)

This quality standard covers prevention of falls and assessment after a fall in older people (aged 65 and over) who are living in the community or staying in hospital. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2015 Last updated January 2017

Preventing falls in older people

Everything NICE has said on assessing and preventing falls in older people in the community and in hospital, in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published June 2013 Last updated September 2017

NICE impact: falls and fragility fractures

How NICE recommendations are helping to improve outcomes for people at risk of falls and fragility fractures

Published July 2018 Last updated July 2018

Crisis response falls team: reducing admissions and repeat falls

Falls-related calls make up about 20% of all calls received by the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS); approximately 90,000 calls...

QP Case Study Published September 2016

QTUG for assessing falls risk and frailty (MIB73)

Advice on the use of the Quantitative Timed Up and Go (QTUG) to assess mobility, falls risk and frailty during the standard Timed Up and Go (TUG) test to aid…

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2016

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

Osteoporosis (QS149)

This quality standard covers managing osteoporosis in adults (aged 18 and over), including assessing risk and preventing fragility fractures. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published April 2017

Osteoporosis

Everything NICE has said on assessing the risk of, preventing and treating osteoporotic fragility fractures in adults in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published August 2012 Last updated August 2019

Multimorbidity

Everything NICE has said on optimising care for people with 2 or more long-term health conditions in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published September 2016 Last updated July 2017

Fit for Falls - Falls prevention across the system

Shared learning Published April 2019

Medicines optimisation

Everything NICE has said on shared decision-making and processes to optimise medicines and support adherence in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2015 Last updated October 2019

Safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals

Everything NICE has said on safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published July 2014 Last updated June 2018

Preventing excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes (QS117)

This quality standard covers reducing the health risks (including preventable deaths) associated with cold homes. It includes identifying people at risk who are particularly vulnerable to the cold, such as young children, older people, and people with cardiovascular disease or mental health problems. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2016

Hip fracture: management (CG124)

This guideline covers managing hip fracture in adults. It aims to improve care from the time people aged 18 and over are admitted to hospital through to when they return to the community. Recommendations emphasise the importance of early surgery and coordinating care through a multidisciplinary hip fracture programme to help people recover faster and regain their mobility.

Clinical guideline Published June 2011 Last updated May 2017

Dudley Falls Prevention Service

Shared learning Published July 2019

Transient loss of consciousness ('blackouts') in over 16s (CG109)

This guideline covers assessment, diagnosis and referral for people over 16 who have had a transient loss of consciousness (TLoC; also called a blackout). It aims to improve care for people with TLoC by specifying the most effective assessments and recommending when to refer to a specialist.

Clinical guideline Published August 2010 Last updated September 2014

The percentage of patients (aged 65 years and over) with moderate or severe frailty who have been asked whether they have had a fall, about the total number of falls and about the type of falls, in the last 12 months.

who have been asked whether they have had a fall, about the total number of falls and about the type of falls,...

QOF indicator Published July 2019

Oldham Exercise Falls Prevention Service

Shared learning Published February 2018

Influenza

Everything NICE has said on influenza in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published August 2018

Excess winter deaths and illnesses associated with cold homes

Everything NICE has said on reducing the risk of excess winter deaths and illness associated with cold homes in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published March 2015 Last updated November 2016

Falls Prevention Exercise and Education Programme

Shared learning Published February 2018

Hypertension in pregnancy: diagnosis and management (NG133)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing hypertension (high blood pressure), including pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, labour and birth. It also includes advice for women with hypertension who wish to conceive and women who have had a pregnancy complicated by hypertension. It aims to improve care during pregnancy, labour and birth for women and their babies.

NICE guideline Published June 2019

Path Finder for freezing of gait in people with Parkinson's disease (MIB170)

Advice on the use of Path Finder for freezing of gait in people with Parkinson’s disease to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published January 2019

Hip fracture in adults (QS16)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing hip fracture in adults (aged 18 and over). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published March 2012 Last updated May 2017

Unintentional injuries in the home: interventions for under 15s (PH30)

This guideline covers home safety assessments, supplying and installing safety equipment and providing education and advice. It aims to prevent unintentional injuries among all children and young people aged under 15 but, in particular, those living in disadvantaged circumstances.

Public health guideline Published November 2010

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

Preventing unintentional injury in under 15s (QS107)

This quality standard covers preventing unintentional injury in children and young people (under 15). It includes local coordination of prevention strategies, and advice and assessment to help prevent accidents in the home. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published January 2016

Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing

Everything NICE has said on how community pharmacies can promote health and wellbeing in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published August 2018 Last updated August 2019

Causes of unwitnessed falls among older inpatients:- What are the causes of unwitnessed falls among older inpatients?

Question Causes of unwitnessed falls among older inpatients:- What are the causes of unwitnessed falls among older...

Research recommendation Published June 2015

Parkinson's disease (QS164)

This quality standard covers the management of Parkinson’s disease in adults. It does not include treatment of parkinsonism not caused by Parkinson’s disease. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published February 2018

Improving care and support for people with frailty

How NICE resources can support local priorities

Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management (CG103)

This guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home. It also covers identifying people at risk of developing delirium in these settings and preventing onset. It aims to improve diagnosis of delirium and reduce hospital stays and complications.

Clinical guideline Published July 2010 Last updated March 2019

Jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days (CG98)

This guideline covers diagnosing and treating jaundice, which is caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the blood, in newborn babies (neonates). It aims to help detect or prevent very high levels of bilirubin, which can be harmful if not treated.

Clinical guideline Published May 2010 Last updated October 2016

Direct skeletal fixation of limb or digit prostheses using intraosseous transcutaneous implants (IPG270)

Evidence-based recommendations on attaching a prosthetic limb or digit directly to the bone using intraosseous transcutaneous implants

Interventional procedures guidance Published July 2008

The proportion of people with hip fracture, who receive a multifactorial risk assessment of future falls risk

with hip fracture, who receive a multifactorial risk assessment of future falls risk Subject(s): Hip fracture

CCG indicator Published June 2016

Reviewing the impact of our guidance

Our impact reports look at how the health and care system uses NICE's recommendations to improve people's health and care.

Published September 2019 Last updated September 2019

Osteoarthritis (QS87)

This quality standard covers diagnosing, assessing and managing osteoarthritis in adults. It includes treatment and support, and referral for joint surgery. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published June 2015

Community pharmacies: promoting health and wellbeing (NG102)

This guideline covers how community pharmacies can help maintain and improve people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, including people with a long-term condition. It aims to encourage more people to use community pharmacies by integrating them within existing health and care pathways and ensuring they offer standard services and a consistent approach. It requires a collaborative approach from individual pharmacies and their representatives, local authorities and other commissioners.

NICE guideline Published August 2018

Osteoporosis: assessing the risk of fragility fracture (CG146)

This guideline covers assessing the risk of fragility fracture in people aged 18 and over with osteoporosis. It aims to provide guidance on the selection and use of risk assessment tools in the care of adults at risk of fragility fractures in all NHS settings.

Clinical guideline Published August 2012 Last updated February 2017

Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management (NG136)

This guideline covers identifying and treating primary hypertension (high blood pressure) in people aged 18 and over, including people with type 2 diabetes. It aims to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks and strokes by helping healthcare professionals to diagnose hypertension accurately and treat it effectively.

NICE guideline Published August 2019

Unintentional injuries among under-15s

Everything NICE has said on preventing unintentional injuries among children and young people aged under 15 in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2012 Last updated June 2017

Topic selection

How we select the subjects for development into information, advice and guidance

Published October 2019 Last updated October 2019

Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management (NG56)

This guideline covers optimising care for adults with multimorbidity (multiple long-term conditions) by reducing treatment burden (polypharmacy and multiple appointments) and unplanned care. It aims to improve quality of life by promoting shared decisions based on what is important to each person in terms of treatments, health priorities, lifestyle and goals. The guideline sets out which people are most likely to benefit from an approach to care that takes account of multimorbidity, how they can be identified and what the care involves.

NICE guideline Published September 2016

Hypnotics (KTT6)

The risks associated with hypnotics (including melatonin) such as falls, cognitive impairment, dependence and withdrawal symptoms, are...

Key therapeutic topic Published January 2015 Last updated September 2019

Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups (PH56)

This guideline covers vitamin D supplement use. It aims to prevent vitamin D deficiency among specific population groups including infants and children aged under 4, pregnant and breastfeeding women, particularly teenagers and young women, people over 65, people who have low or no exposure to the sun and people with darker skin.

Public health guideline Published November 2014 Last updated August 2017