NICE - Endorsed Clinical Guidelines 2013/2014

It is important to note that the advice contained within the guidance does not override or replace the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of their individual patients, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer. This would, for example, include situations where individual patients have other conditions or complications that need to be taken into account in determining whether the NICE guidance is fully appropriate in their case.

The following clinical guidelines have been endorsed during 2013-14 using the process that came into effect on 18 December 2013.

Clinical Guidelines

March 2014

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 176 - Head injury: Triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG176) 6/14

  • Note this updates and replaces CG 56

February 2014

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 175 - Prostate cancer: diagnosis and treatment - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG175) 3/14

January 2014

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 172 - Myocardial Infarction Secondary Prevention - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG172) 1/14

  • Note this updates and replaces CG 48

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 173 - Neuropathic pain: the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain in adults in non-specialist settings - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG173) 2/14

  • ​Note this updates and replaces CG 96
    • ​​In December 2014, NICE issued an amendment to the footnote for recommendation 1.1.8 which advises that "the Lyrica (Pfizer) brand of pregabalin has patent protection until July 2017 for its licensed indication of treatment of peripheral and central neuropathic pain; until such time as this patent expires generic pregabalin products will not be licensed for this indication and their use for this condition would be off-label and may infringe the patent.”
      • ​Generic pregabalin must not be used for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

The following clinical guidelines have been endorsed during 2013-14 using the process that came into effect on 28 September 2011

Fully Endorsed 

(Please also refer to Endorsed with Caveats section to see all guidance endorsed by DoH)

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 160 - Feverish illness in children 

  • NICE have published an evidence update which focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE guideline CG160. NICE Evidence updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

Endorsed with Caveats 

Clinical guidelines frequently make reference to specific legislation and guidance that do not apply in Northern Ireland.  All clinical guidelines should be read taking these differences into consideration. These caveats can be found in the document NICE Clinical Guideline caveats 

November 2013

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 156 - Fertility: assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems 

  • Additional Caveats 
    • NICE have published an evidence update which focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE guideline CG156. NICE Evidence updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.
    • This guidance has been partially updated by NICE Clinical Guideline NG73 - Endometriosis: diagnosis and management, which was endorsed by the DoH in October 2017.

October 2013

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 169 - Acute kidney injury 

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 170 - Autism - management of autism in children and young people 

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 171 - Urinary incontinence in women 

August 2013

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 155 - Psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people 

  • Additional Caveats
    • NICE have published an evidence update which focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE guideline CG155. NICE Evidence updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not provide formal recommendations, they do highlight new evidence that health and social care professionals may wish to consider alongside current guidance.

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 162 - Stroke rehabilitation

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 163 - Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 164 - Familial breast cancer 

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 165 - Diagnosis and management of chronic hepatitis B in children, young people and adults 

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 166 - Ulcerative colitis: management in adults, children and young people.

July 2013

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 159 - Social Anxiety Disorder 

May 2013

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 129 - Multiple Pregnancy

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 157 - Hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease 

NICE Clinical Guideline CG 158 - Conduct disorders in children and young people 

Not Endorsed as Applicable to Northern Ireland 

None 

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