NICE guidelines

 

 

 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) was established in 1999.  Its aim is to reduce the variation in the provision and quality of treatments and care provided by the National Health Service (NHS). 

NICE produce evidence-based guidelines to help to resolve uncertainty concerning the most clinical and cost-effective treatments, procedures, and devices which are available from the NHS.  

A selection of information is provided for the following areas:

Lumbar spine and lower extremities
Lumbar spine
Lower extremities
 

Miscellaneous conditions
Long term sickness and incapacity for work
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Headaches
Osteoporosis
Hypertension

 

Interventional Procedure Guidance (IPG)
Lumbar spine and lower extremities
Thoracic spine
Cervical spine and upper extremities
Miscellaneous conditions

 

LUMBAR SPINE AND LOWER EXTREMITIES

 

Lumbar spine

Early management of persistent non-specific low back pain (CG88) – issued May, 2009.  http://www.nice.org.uk/CG88.

Metastatic spinal cord compression: Diagnosis and management of adults at risk of and with metastatic spinal cord compression (CG75) – issued November, 2008. http://publications.nice.org.uk/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-cg75

 

Lower extremities

Hip fracture
: The management of hip fracture in adults (CG124) http://publications.nice.org.uk/hip-fracture-cg124

 

MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS

 

Long term sickness and incapacity for work
Managing long-term sickness and incapacity for work –Public Health Guidance (PH19) – issued March, 2009.  http://publications.nice.org.uk/managing-long-term-sickness-and-incapacity-for-work-ph19

 

Osteoarthritis

The care and management of osteoarthritis in adults (CG59) – Issued February, 2008.  http://www.nice.org.uk/CG59.

 

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis: The management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults (CG79) – issued April, 2009. http://publications.nice.org.uk/rheumatoid-arthritis-cg79

 
Headaches

Headaches: diagnosis and management of headaches in young people and adults (CG150) – issued September, 2012.  http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG150.

 

Osteoporosis

Primary prevention (TA 160) – Alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, raloxifene, and strontium ranelate for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women – issued January, 2011.  http://www.nice.org.uk/TA160

Secondary prevention including strontium ranelate (TA161).   Alendronate, etidronate, risedronate, raloxifene, and strontium ranelate for the primary prevention of osteoporotic fragility fractures in postmenopausal women – issued January, 2011.  http://www.nice.org.uk/ta161

 

Hypertension

Clinical Management of Primary Hypertension in Adults (CG127) – issued August 2011. http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG127/NICEGuidance/pdf/English

 

INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURE GUIDANCE (IPG)

NICE produces also guidance concerning interventional procedures.  This is intended to protect patients’ safety and supports people in the NHS in the process of introducing new procedures.  NICE investigates procedures that are new, but it looks also at procedures which are more established if there is uncertainty about their safety or how well they work.

 

Lumbar spine and lower extremities

 

 

Thoracic spine

 

Percutaneous endoscopic laser thoracic discectomy (IP61) – issued May, 2004.  http://publications.nice.org.uk/percutaneous-endoscopic-laser-thoracic-discectomy-ipg61

 

Cervical spine and upper extremities

 

 

Miscellaneous conditions

 

High-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer (IPG118) – issued May, 2005. http://publications.nice.org.uk/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-prostate-cancer-ipg118

Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (IPG166) – issued April, 2006.http://publications.nice.org.uk/balloon-kyphoplasty-for-vertebral-compression-fractures-ipg166

Percutaneous vertebroplasty (IPG12) – issued September, 2003.  https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg12