This guideline covers care for adults (aged 18 and over) having elective or emergency surgery, including dental surgery. It covers all phases of perioperative care, from the time people are booked for surgery until they are discharged afterward.
This guideline covers care before, during and after a planned knee, hip or shoulder replacement. It includes recommendations to ensure that people are given full information about their options for surgery, including anaesthesia.
The 'Prolonged disorders of consciousness' guidelines are a major contribution to clinical and ethical standards of care for people in a vegetative or minimally conscious state, not only in the UK but internationally.
This guideline covers the assessment, investigation and management of tinnitus in primary, community and secondary care. It offers advice to healthcare professionals on supporting people presenting with tinnitus and on when to refer for specialist assessment and management.
This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of diverticular disease in people aged 18 years and over. It aims to improve diagnosis and care and help people get timely information and advice, including advice about symptoms and when to seek help.
This guidance has been produced by a multidisciplinary working party on behalf of the UK Chemotherapy Board which includes specialist representation from medical, dental and nursing teams across the UK.
This guideline covers investigating all suspected thyroid disease and managing primary thyroid disease (related to the thyroid rather than the pituitary gland). It does not cover managing thyroid cancer or thyroid disease in pregnancy.
This guideline, developed by the National Guideline Centre (NGC) and hosted by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), covers organising and delivering end of life care services. It aims to ensure that people have access to the care that they want and need in all care settings.
This guideline covers the initial assessment of symptoms and signs that might indicate a neurological condition. It helps non-specialist healthcare professionals to identify people who should be offered referral for specialist investigation.