NICE - Endorsed Clinical Guidelines 2015/2016

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.

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.

The following NICE clinical guidelines have been endorsed during 2015/2016

Clinical Guidelines 

Fully Endorsed 

March 2016

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 33 - Tuberculosis - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG33) 13/16

  • Note this updates and replaces CG117 endorsed by DoH in June 2012

February 2016

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) CG 79 - Rheumatoid arthritis in adults: Management – Addendum - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG79) 07/16

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 28 - Type 2 diabetes in adults: management - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG28) 08/16

​National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 31 - Care of Dying Adults in the last days of life - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG31) 09/16

January 2016

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 23 -Menopause: diagnosis and management - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG23) 01/16

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 24 - Blood transfusion: assessment for and management of blood transfusions in adults, young people and children over 1 year old - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG24) 02/16

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 25 - Preterm labour and birth - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG25) 03/16

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) CG144 - Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing - Addendum - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG144) 04/16

National National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) CG150 - Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management - Addendum - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG150) 05/16

October 2015

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 17 - Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG17) 32/15 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 18 - Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG18) 33/15 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 19 - Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG19) 34/15

  • Note this updates and replaces CG119 endorsed by DoH in July 2012

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG20 - Coeliac disease: recognition, assessment and management - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG20) 35/15

  • Note this updates and replaces CG86 endorsed by DoH in May 2012

September 2015

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 14 - Melanoma assessment and management - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG14) 31/15

August 2015

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 12 - Suspected cancer: recognition and referral - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG12) 29/15

July 2015

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) NG 8 - Anaemia management in people with chronic kidney disease - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG8) 28/15

  • Note this updates and replaces CG114 endorsed by DoH in May 2012.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NG 9 - Bronchiolitis in children - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG9) 27/15 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NG 10 - Violence and aggression: short-term management in mental health, health and community settings - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG10) 25/15 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NG 11 - Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG11) 26/15 

June 2015

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence CG 97 - Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: assessment and management - Addendum - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG97) 22/15 

May 2015

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence CG 61 - Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care - Addendum - HSC (SQSD) (NICE CG61) 16/15 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NG 3 - Diabetes in pregnancy: management of diabetes and its complications from preconception to the postnatal period - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG3) 17/15

  • Note this updates and replaces CG63 endorsed by DoH in January 2009

April 2015

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NG 2 - Bladder cancer: diagnosis and management of bladder cancer - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG2) 12/15 

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence NG 5 - Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes - HSC (SQSD) (NICE NG5) 15/15 

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