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  1. Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain (NG193)

    This guideline covers assessing all chronic pain (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and managing chronic primary pain in people aged 16 years and over. Chronic primary pain is pain with no clear underlying cause, or pain (or its impact) that is out of proportion to any observable injury or disease.

  2. Osteoarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management (NG226)

    This guideline covers the diagnosis, assessment and non-surgical management of osteoarthritis. It aims to improve management of osteoarthritis and the quality of life for people with osteoarthritis.

  3. Is acupuncture effective in reducing alcohol consumption compared with standard care?

    Recommendation ID CG115/3 Question Is acupuncture effective in reducing alcohol consumption compared with standard care? Any explanatory

  4. Acupuncture to support withdrawal from opioids: What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of acupuncture (including electroacupuncture) as an adjunct to aid withdrawal from opioids?

    NG215/09 Question Acupuncture to support withdrawal from opioids: What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of...

  5. Repeat courses of acupuncture for chronic primary pain: What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of repeat courses of acupuncture or dry needling for managing chronic primary pain in people aged 16 years and over?

    Repeat courses of acupuncture for chronic primary pain: What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of repeat courses of...

  6. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management (NG59)

    This guideline covers assessing and managing low back pain and sciatica in people aged 16 and over. It outlines physical, psychological, pharmacological and surgical treatments to help people manage their low back pain and sciatica in their daily life. The guideline aims to improve people’s quality of life by promoting the most effective forms of care for low back pain and sciatica.

  7. Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica

    Register an interest in this interventional procedure   ...

  8. Medicines associated with dependence or withdrawal symptoms: safe prescribing and withdrawal management for adults (NG215)

    This guideline covers general principles for prescribing and managing withdrawal from opioids, benzodiazepines, gabapentinoids, Z-drugs and antidepressants in primary and secondary care.

  9. Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management (CG150)

    This guideline covers advice on the diagnosis and management of tension-type headache, migraine (including migraine with aura and menstrual-related migraine), cluster headache and medication overuse headache in young people (aged 12 years and older) and adults. It aims to improve the recognition and management of headaches, with more targeted treatment to improve the quality of life for people with headaches, and to reduce unnecessary investigations.

  10. Stroke rehabilitation in adults (NG236)

    This guideline covers rehabilitation after stroke for over 16s. It aims to ensure people are assessed for common problems and conditions linked to stroke, and get the care and therapy they need. It includes recommendations on the organisation and delivery of rehabilitation in hospital and the community.

  11. Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management (CG61)

    This guideline covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in people aged 18 and over. It details how to accurately diagnose IBS, and aims to improve the quality of life for adults with IBS by promoting effective management using dietary and lifestyle advice, pharmacological therapy and referral for psychological interventions.

  12. The Integrated Pain and Spinal Service (IPASS): A unique, integrated and collaborative approach to persistent pain management

    component. Traditional conservative treatments such electrotherapy and acupuncture have been actively discouraged with dissemination of...

  13. Best evidence for a better back (BE FABB) - A triage, assessment and education service for patients with low back pain with or without sciatica

    unwanted variation in practice, remove low value interventions (e.g. acupuncture) and increase access to evidence-based treatment to...

  14. Percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica (IPG543)

    Evidence-based recommendations on percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica. This involves using heat from an electrode to destroy the tissue.

  15. 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.