NGC guidelines

Guidelines produced by the National Guideline Centre (NGC) provide recommendations for the care of individuals with specific clinical conditions or circumstances. 

What we are doing

The NGC is commissioned to develop NICE clinical practice guidelines. NICE guidelines provide care standards within the NHS for healthcare professionals, patients and their carers on the prevention, treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions. The NGC specialises in guidance for acute and chronic conditions and delivers a large work programme covering a wide variety of clinical and service delivery topics.

What we have produced

The National Guideline Centre bases its clinical guidelines on the best available research evidence, with the aim of improving the quality of healthcare.

This quality standard covers the care of adults (aged 18 years or older) who have a diagnosis of acute heart failure or are being investigated for acute heart failure.

The Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the prevention, detection and management of acute kidney injury up to the point of renal replacement therapy.

This NICE guideline covers how upper gastrointestinal bleeding can be effectively managed in adults and young people aged 16 years and older.

This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing alcohol-use disorders (harmful drinking and alcohol dependence) in adults and young people aged 10–17 years.

This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing atrial fibrillation in adults.

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the assessment, care and treatment of children and young people up to the age of 19 with bedwetting.

This NICE guideline covers the assessment and care of adults who are at risk of or who have cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke.

This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of people with chronic heart failure. New and updated recommendations are included on diagnosis, pharmacological treatment, monitoring and rehabilitation.

This NICE guideline covers diagnosing, assessing, managing and monitoring anaemia in people with chronic kidney disease.
This NICE guideline covers the care and treatment of people with, or at risk of developing, chronic kidney disease.
This NICE guideline covers the management of Crohn’s disease in children, young people and adults.

The Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home.

This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the diagnosis and management of drug allergy in adults, children and young people. It does not cover treatment of the acute phase, including anaphylaxis

The Epilepsies: diagnosis and management guideline covers diagnosing, treating and managing epilepsy and seizures in children, young people and adults in primary and secondary care.

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing glaucoma in people aged 18 and over.

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care of children, young people and adults with head injury.

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.

This NICE guideline covers preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections in children, young people and adults in primary and community care settings.

The Hepatitis B quality standard guideline covers testing, diagnosis and management of hepatitis B in children (from birth), young people and adults.

This NICE guideline covers managing hip fracture in adults.

The Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of adults with primary hypertension.

This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in people aged 18 and over.
This NICE guideline covers the general principles for managing intravenous fluid therapy in hospital inpatients aged 16 and over with a range of conditions.

This guideline covers the early treatment and management of persistent or recurrent low back pain, defined as non-specific low back pain that has lasted for more than 6 weeks, but for less than 12 months.

This guideline covers managing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men over 18. It aims to improve the quality of life for men with LUTS by recommending which assessments they should receive, and when conservative management, drug treatment and surgery can help.

This guidance is about enabling patients to make informed choices by involving and supporting them in decisions about prescribed medicines.
This NICE guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of adults with multiple sclerosis.
This guideline covers care and treatment of people aged 18 and over with a type of heart attack known as spontaneous onset of myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation (STEMI).
This NICE guideline promotes effective treatment options to control joint pain and improve function in people with osteoarthritis.
This NICE guideline covers assessing the risk of fragility fracture in people aged 18 and over with osteoporosis.

This guideline covers the components of a good patient experience. It aims to make sure that all adults using NHS services have the best possible experience of care.

This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults.
This NICE guideline covers risk assessment, prevention and treatment in children, young people and adults at risk of, or who have, a pressure ulcer.

The Psoriasis: assessment and management guideline offers evidence-based advice on the assessment and management of psoriasis in adults, young people and children.

This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults.

Sedation in under 19s: using sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of children and young people under the age of 19 having sedation for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures. This guideline was previously called Sedat

This NICE guideline covers managing stable angina in adults (aged 18 and over).
This NICE guideline covers assessment, diagnosis and referral for people over 16 who have had a transient loss of consciousness (TLoC; also called a blackout).
This NICE guideline covers the care and treatment of adults with type 1 diabetes.

The guideline covers the care and management of type 2 diabetes in adults (aged 18 and over). It focuses on patient education, dietary advice, managing cardiovascular risk, managing blood glucose levels, and identifying and managing long-term complications.

This NICE guideline covers the care and treatment of adults, children and young people who have ulcerative colitis.

This guideline covers treatments for people aged 18 and over with unstable angina (recurring chest pain) or a type of heart attack called non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). It aims to ensure that people get treatment quickly.

This NICE guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence in children, young people and adults with neurological disease.
This NICE guideline covers diagnosing and managing varicose veins in people aged 18 and over.
This NICE guideline covers assessing and reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism and deep vein thrombosis in people aged 18 and over in hospital.