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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

Pressure ulcers: prevention and management (CG179)

This guideline covers risk assessment, prevention and treatment in children, young people and adults at risk of, or who have, a pressure ulcer (also known as a bedsore or pressure sore). It aims to reduce the number of pressure ulcers in people admitted to secondary or tertiary care or receiving NHS care in other settings, such as primary and community care and emergency departments.

Clinical guideline Published April 2014

Sickle cell disease: managing acute painful episodes in hospital (CG143)

This guideline covers managing acute painful sickle cell episodes in children, young people and adults who present at hospital, from presentation until when they are discharged. It aims to reduce variation in how acute episodes are managed in hospital, focusing on effective, prompt and safe pain relief.

Clinical guideline Published June 2012

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.

NICE guideline Published November 2016

Otitis media with effusion in under 12s: surgery (CG60)

This guideline covers surgical treatment of children younger than 12 years who have fluid buildup behind their eardrum (otitis media, also known as ‘glue ear’). It aims to improve hearing and quality of life in children with otitis media.

Clinical guideline Published February 2008

Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (IPG113)

Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) for treating lacrimal sac or nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO)

Interventional procedures guidance Published February 2005

LipiFlow thermal pulsation treatment for dry eyes caused by blocked meibomian glands (MIB29)

Advice on the use of the LipiFlow thermal pulsation treatment for dry eyes caused by blocked meibomian glands to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published April 2015

Managing long-term sickness and incapacity for work

Everything NICE has said on managing long-term sickness and incapacity for work in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published January 2014 Last updated December 2016

Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management (CG57)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing atopic eczema in children under 12. It aims to improve care for children with atopic eczema by making detailed recommendations on treatment and specialist referral. The guideline also explains how healthcare professionals should assess the effect eczema has on quality of life, in addition to its physical severity.

Clinical guideline Published December 2007

Liposuction for chronic lymphoedema (IPG588)

Evidence-based recommendations on liposuction for chronic lymphoedema in adults to remove build-up of fluid and excess fat tissue in limbs

Interventional procedures guidance Published August 2017

Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies (CG190)

This guideline covers the care of healthy women and their babies, during labour and immediately after the birth. It focuses on women who give birth between 37 and 42 weeks of pregnancy (‘term’). The guideline helps women to make an informed choice about where to have their baby. It also aims to reduce variation in areas of care such as fetal monitoring during labour and management of the third stage of labour.

Clinical guideline Published December 2014 Last updated February 2017

Social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people

Everything NICE has said on supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published December 2011 Last updated May 2019

Social and emotional wellbeing: early years (PH40)

This guideline covers supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children under 5 through home visiting, childcare and early education. It aims to optimise care for young children who need extra support because they have or are at risk of social or emotional problems.

Public health guideline Published October 2012

Non-pharmacological interventions for patients with an acute painful sickle cell episode:- For patients with an acute painful sickle cell episode, are non-pharmacological interventions, such as massage, effective in improving their recovery from the episode?

painful sickle cell episode, are non-pharmacological interventions, such as massage, effective in improving their recovery from the...

Research recommendation Published June 2015

Inducing labour (CG70)

This guideline covers circumstances, methods and monitoring for inducing labour in pregnant women to avoid a pregnancy lasting longer than 42 weeks (known as a prolonged pregnancy) or if a woman’s waters break but labour does not start. It aims to improve the advice and care provided to women considering and undergoing induction of labour in hospital-based maternity units, midwifery led units and at home .

Clinical guideline Published July 2008

Peezy Midstream for urine collection (MIB183)

Advice on Peezy Midstream for midstream urine (MSU) collection

Medtech innovation briefing Published May 2019

Transient loss of consciousness

Everything NICE has said on assessing, diagnosing and referring adults and young people who have experienced a blackout in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published December 2012 Last updated January 2019

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men

Everything NICE has said on managing lower urinary tract symptoms in men in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published October 2012 Last updated January 2019

L-Dex U400 for lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment (MIB111)

Advice on the use of L-Dex U400 for lymphoedema (lymphedema) after breast cancer treatment to aid local decision-making

Medtech innovation briefing Published July 2017

Antenatal care (QS22)

This quality standard covers care for healthy women and their babies during pregnancy (up to 42 weeks). It covers routine antenatal care in primary, community and hospital settings. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published September 2012 Last updated April 2016

End of life care for infants, children and young people with life-limiting conditions: planning and management (NG61)

This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families in decisions about their care, and improve the support that is available to them throughout their lives.

NICE guideline Published December 2016 Last updated July 2019

Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies (CG62)

This guideline covers the care that healthy women and their babies should be offered during pregnancy. It aims to ensure that pregnant women are offered regular check-ups, information and support.

Clinical guideline Published March 2008 Last updated February 2019

Diabetes in pregnancy

Everything NICE has said on managing diabetes and its complications before, during and after pregnancy in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated June 2019

Postnatal care (QS37)

This quality standard covers routine postnatal care for women and their babies (and their partners and families, if appropriate). This includes feeding support, advice on safe sleeping, and recognising and managing health problems in women and their babies. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Quality standard Published July 2013 Last updated June 2015

Postnatal care up to 8 weeks after birth (CG37)

This guideline covers the routine postnatal care women and their babies should receive for 6–8 weeks after the birth. It includes advice given on breastfeeding, and the management of common and serious health problems in women and their babies after the birth.

Clinical guideline Published July 2006 Last updated February 2015

Smoking

Everything NICE has said on preventing the uptake of smoking and helping people to stop smoking in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated August 2019

Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies

Everything NICE has said on antenatal care for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2011 Last updated July 2019

Maternal and child nutrition

Everything NICE has said on maternal and child nutrition in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2012 Last updated October 2017

Antenatal and postnatal mental health

Everything NICE has said on antenatal and postnatal mental health in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published November 2011 Last updated April 2018

Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and incapacity to work (PH19)

This guideline covers how to help employees return to work after long-term sickness and how to help people receiving benefits return to employment (paid or unpaid).

Public health guideline Published March 2009

Postnatal care

Everything NICE has said on the essential care that every woman and her baby should receive in the first 6–8 weeks after birth in an interactive flowchart

NICE Pathway Published May 2011 Last updated July 2019

Research recommendations

painful sickle cell episode, are non-pharmacological interventions, such as massage, effective in improving their recovery from the...

Published April 2016 Last updated April 2016

Help vulnerable children get the best start in life, says NICE

The social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children under 5 should be at the heart of early intervention programmes to ensure that they get the best start in life, says NICE.

News Published October 2012 Last updated October 2012

NICE publishes updated advice on treating low back pain

NICE’s updated guideline on low back pain and sciatica recommends exercise in all its forms - for example stretching, strengthening, aerobics or yoga - as the first step in managing the condition.

News Published November 2016 Last updated November 2016