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 Evidence-Based Guidelines

 

   This page lists the current UK evidence-based guidelines in mental health topics.     Prefer listing by Date Order?

 

Topic

Title

Date

Dementia

Alzheimer's - donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine (review) and memantine NICE Technology Appraisal (2007) Full guidance | NICE guidance | Quick reference guide | public

2007

Dementia

Dementia: Supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care NICE Guideline (2006) Full guidance | NICE guidance | Quick reference guide | public  [Key document]

2006

Dementia

Management of patients with dementia SIGN (Feb 2006)

2006

Dementia

Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and other disorders associated with dementia: EFNS guideline European Federation of Neurological Societies (2007)

2007

Dementia

Forgetful but not forgotten : assessment and aspects of treatment of people with dementia by a specialist old age psychiatry service - Royal College Psychiatrists  PDF

2005

Eating Disorders

Core interventions in the treatment and management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related eating disorders NICE (2004) [Key document]

2004

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2004)

2004

Eating Disorders

Guidelines for the nutritional management of anorexia nervosa Royal College of Psychiatrists (2005)

2005

Liaison Psychiatry (A&E)

Psychiatric services to accident and emergency departments. Royal College of Psychiatrists Council Report CR118 February 2004

2004

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

A report of the CFS/ME Working Group Report given to the Department of Health (2002)

2002

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy); diagnosis and management NICE Clinical Guideline (2007) [Key document]

2007

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME) Department of Health (2004)

2004

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

Evidence based guideline for the management of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/myalgic encephalopathy) in children and young people Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2004)

2004

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

Evidence based recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia syndrome European League Against Rheumatism (July 2007)

2007

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

Occupational aspects of the management of chronic fatigue syndrome : a national guideline Department of Health (2006)

2006

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

Occupational aspects of the management of chronic fatigue syndrome : a national guideline Department of Health (2006)

2006

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

Guidelines on the Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Mechanisms and Practical Management, British Society of Gastroenterology May 2007

2007

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2008)

2008

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome NICE Clinical Guideline (February 2008)

2008

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome: guidelines for general practice Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (2001)

2001

Liaison Psychiatry (Pain)

A practical guide to the provision of chronic pain services for adults in primary care British Pain Society   PDF

2004

Neuropsychiatry (Epi)

The diagnosis and management of the epilepsies in adults and children in primary and secondary care NICE Clinical Guideline (October 2004)

2004

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

EFNS guideline on the drug treatment of migraine - report of an EFNS task force European Federation of Neurological Societies (2006)

2006

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

Long term neurological conditions - a good practice guide to the development of the multidisciplinary team and the value of the specialist nurse, NHS National Workforce Projects in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Epilepsy Action, the Parkinson's Disease Society the Royal College of Nursing and the Department of Health (May 2008)

2008

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

Long-term neurological conditions - management at the interface between neurology rehabilitation and palliative care Royal College of Physicians (March 2008)

2008

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

Neurophysiological tests and neuroimaging procedures in non-acute headache: guidelines and recommendations European Federation of Neurological Societies (2004)

2004

Neuropsychiatry (MND)

Motor neurone disease NICE (2001)

2001

Neuropsychiatry (MND)

The medical management of motor neurone disease - a UK perspective of current practice Association of British Neurologists (2002)

2002

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

EFNS guidelines on the use of neuroimaging in the management of multiple sclerosis European Federation of Neurological Societies (2006)

2006

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

Multiple sclerosis - Beta Interferon and Glatiramer Acetate NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance (January2002)

2002

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis - Management of multiple sclerosis in primary and secondary care NICE Guidance (November 2003)

2003

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

Multiple sclerosis - natalizumab NICE Technology Appraisal (2007)

2007

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease NICE (2003)

2003

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease NICE Interventional Procedure (Nov 2003)

2003

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Long term neurological conditions - a good practice guide to the development of the multidisciplinary team and the value of the specialist nurse, NHS National Workforce Projects in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Epilepsy Action, the Parkinson's Disease Society the Royal College of Nursing and the Department of Health (May 2008)

2008

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Parkinson's Aware in Primary Care - A guide for primary care teams Parkinson's Disease Society (2003)

2003

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Parkinson's disease Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2007)

2007

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Parkinson's disease: diagnosis and management in primary and secondary care NICE (2006) [Key document]

2006

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Review of the therapeutic management of Parkinson's disease. Report of a joint task force of the European Federation of Neurological Societies and the Movement Disorder Society-European Section. Part I: early (uncomplicated) Parkinson's disease European Federation of Neurological Societies (2006)

2006

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Review of the therapeutic management of Parkinson's disease. Report from European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS)and the Movement Disorder Society (MDS-ES). Part II: late (complicated) Parkinson's disease European Federation of Neurological Societies (2006)

2006

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

Subthalamotomy for Parkinson's disease NICE (2004)

2004

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

The professional's guide to Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease Society (November 2007)

2007

Neuropsychiatry (stroke)

National clinical guideline for stroke (third edition) Royal College of Physicians (July 2008)

2008

Neuropsychiatry (TBI)

Acquired brain injury Department of Health (2004)

2004

Neuropsychiatry (TBI)

Triage - assessment - investigation and early management of head injury in infants; children and adults NICE Clinical Guideline (September 2007).

2007

Perinatal

Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance NICE Clinical Guideline (2007)

2007

Perinatal

Depression - antenatal and postnatal Clinical Knowledge Summaries (March 2008)

2008

Psychiatry (Anxiety)

Anxiety NICE (Nov2004)  Revision due 2009  Full guidance | NICE guidance | Quick reference guide | Info for public   [Key document]

2004

Psychiatry (Bipolar)

Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder British Association for Psychopharmacology (2003)

2003

Psychiatry (Bipolar)

The Management of bipolar disorder in adults, children and adolescents, in primary and secondary care NICE (2006) [Key document]

2006

Psychiatry (depression)

Depression in chronic health problems Treatment and management of depression in adults with chronic physical health problems NICE Expected 2009

2009

Psychiatry (depression)

Depression and anxiety - computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CCBT) NICE (2006)

2006

Psychiatry (depression)

Depression Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2005)

2005

Psychiatry (depression)

Depression in children and young people NICE (2005)

2005

Psychiatry (depression)

Depression: management of depression in primary and secondary care NICE (2004) [Key document] Revision due 2009

2004

Psychiatry (depression)

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) NICE (2003)

2003

Psychiatry (depression)

Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with anti-depressants: a revision of the 1993 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines - British Association for Psychopharmacology (1993, revised 2000)

Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: A revision of the 2000 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines -  British Association for Psychopharmacology (2000, revised 2008)

2000

2008

Psychiatry (depression)

The competences required to deliver effective cognitive and behavioural therapy for people with depression and with anxiety disorders Department of Health (September 2007)

2007

Psychiatry (depression)

The ECT Handbook (Second edition): The Third Report of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Special Committee on ECT Royal College of Psychiatrists (2005)

2005

Psychiatry (depression)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression NICE Interventional Procedure Guidance (November 2007)

2007

Psychiatry (depression)

The National Screening Committee's Policy on screening for depression in adults National Screening Committee, UK see also policy chart PDF

2006

Psychiatry (depression)

Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) programme - NICE PDF

2007

Psychiatry (general)

Managing Urgent Mental health Needs in the Acute Trust - Academy of Royal Colleges (2008). London

2008

Psychiatry (general)

No Health without Mental Health  (AOMRC, 2009)  - Report from the Royal Academy of Medical Colleges [Coming Soon]

2009

Psychiatry (general)

Acute in-patient psychiatric care for young people with severe mental illness - Royal College of Psychiatrists PDF

2002

Psychiatry (general)

Personality disorder : no longer a diagnosis of exclusion DOH PDF

2003

Psychiatry (general)

Copying clinical letters to patients : guidelines for old age psychiatrists - Royal College of Psychiatrists PDF

2004

Psychiatry (general)

Consensus statement on high-dose antipsychotic medication - Royal College of Psychiatrists PDF

2006

Psychiatry (general)

Medicines concordance - Medicines concordance and adherence: involving adults and carers in decisions about prescribed medicines  Expected Jan 2009

2009

Psychiatry (insomnia)

Insomnia - newer hypnotic drugs NICE Technology Appraisal (Apr 2004)

2004

Psychiatry (insomnia)

Insomnia Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2006)

2006

Psychiatry (LD)

Mental health nursing of adults with learning disabilities Royal College of Nursing (September 2007)

2007

Psychiatry (LD)

Using medication to manage behaviour problems among adults with a learning disability University of Birmingham (2006)

2006

Psychiatry (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder NICE (2005)

2005

Psychiatry (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder Clinical Knowledge Summaries (November 2008)

2008

Psychiatry (older)

Mental wellbeing and older people NICE Public Health Intervention Guidance (October 2008)

2008

Psychiatry (psychosis)

Consensus statement on high-dose antipsychotic medication Royal College of Psychiatrists (2006)

2006

Psychiatry (psychosis)

Schizophrenia Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2007)

2007

Psychiatry (psychosis)

Schizophrenia: core interventions in the treatment and management of schizophrenia in primary and secondary care NICE (2002) [Key document] Revision March 2009

Summary | Documents | Implementation | Development history 

2002

Psychiatry (psychosis)

Schizophrenia - atypical antipsychotics Clinical effectiveness & cost effectiveness of newer atypical antipsychotic drugs NICE Technology Appraisal (June 2002)

2002

Psychiatry (PTSD)

The Management of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults Clinical Resource Efficiency Support Team (2003)

2003

Psychiatry (suicide)

National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England - DOH PDF [Key document]

2002

Psychiatry (suicide)

Preventing suicide : a toolkit for mental health services - National Institute for Mental Health in England PDF

2003

Psychiatry (suicide)

Managing deliberate self harm in young people - Royal College of Psychiatrists PDF

1998

Psychiatry (suicide)

Self-harm : the short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care NICE PDF

2004

Psycho-oncology

Advance decisions to refuse treatment : a guide for health and social care professionals NHS End of Life Care Programme and the National Council for Palliative Care.

2008

Psycho-oncology

Control of pain in adults with cancer SIGN (November 2008)

2008

Psycho-oncology

End of life care strategy NHS End of Life Care Programme (2008)

2008

Psycho-oncology

Service guidance for improving outcomes for people with brain and other central nervous system tumours NICE (2006)

2006

Psycho-oncology

Supportive and palliative care NICE (2004) [Key document]

Summary | Documents | Implementation | Development history 

2004

Substance Use (Drug)

Best practice guidance for commissioners and providers of pharmaceutical services for drug users Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (February 2006)

2006

Substance Use (Drug)

Clinical management of drug dependence in the adult prison setting Department of Health (2006)

2006

Substance Use (Drug)

Drug misuse - methadone and buprenorphine NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance (2007).

2007

Substance Use (Drug)

Drug misuse - naltrexone NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance (2007)

2007

Substance Use (Drug)

Evidence based guidelines for the pharmacological management of substance misuse; addiction and co-morbidity British Association for Psychopharmacology (2004)

2004

Substance Use (Drug)

Guidance for hepatitis A and B vaccination of drug users in primary care and criteria for audit Royal College of General Practitioners (2005)

2005

Substance Use (Drug)

Guidance for the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence in primary care Royal College of General Practitioners (2004)

2004

Substance Use (Drug)

Guidance for the use of Methadone for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence in Primary Care Royal College of General Practitioners (2005)

2005

Substance Use (Drug)

Guidance for Working with Cocaine and Crack Users in Primary Care Royal College of General Practitioners (2004)

2004

Substance Use (Drug)

Opioid dependence Clinical Knowledge Summaries (January 2008)

2008

Substance Use (Drug)

Roles and Responsibilities of Doctors in the Provision of Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Misusers Royal College of Psychiatrists (2005)

2005

Substance Use (Drug)

Substance misuse - Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people NICE Public Health Intervention Guidance (2007)

2007

Substance Use (Drug)

Substance Misuse Detainees In Police Custody: Guidelines for Clinical Management Royal College of Psychiatrists (2006)

2006

Substance Use (Alcohol)

Alcohol - problem drinking Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2007)

2007

Substance Use (Alcohol)

Alcohol consumption and the outcomes of pregnancy Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2006)

2006

Substance Use (Alcohol)

EFNS guideline on the diagnosis and management of alcohol-related seizures: report of an EFNS task force European Federation of Neurological Societies (2005)

2005

Substance Use (Alcohol)

Guidelines for managing Wernicke's encephalopathy in the accident and emergency department Royal College of Physicians (2002)

2002

Substance Use (Alcohol)

School based interventions on alcohol NICE Public Health Intervention Guidance (November 2007)

2007

Substance Use (Alcohol)

The management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in primary care SIGN (2003)

2003

Substance Use (Alcohol)

Alcohol can the NHS afford it? A report of a Working Party of the Royal College of Physicians February 2001

2001

 

Guidance Type

NICE Refers to clinical guidelines issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

NICE Technology appraisal Refers to recommendations on the use of new and existing medicines and treatments within the NHS

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (formerly PRODIGY) Refers to evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions (mostly in primary care)

SIGN Refers to guidance issued by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

 

Sources

NICE - National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence http://www.nice.org.uk/ (Free to view)

SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network  http://www.sign.ac.uk/ (Free to view)

Patient UK http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/676/ (Free to view)

 

International Guidelines:

National Library of Guidelines Specialist Library http://www.library.nhs.uk/guidelinesFinder/ (NHS Athens required)

The Guidelines International Network - http://www.g-i-n.net/ (Subscription required)

National Guideline Clearinghouse (US) - http://www.guideline.gov/ (Free to view)

American Psychiatric Association Guidelines (US): http://www.psych.org/MainMenu/PsychiatricPractice/PracticeGuidelines_1.aspx (Free to view)

 

Missing from UK Guidelines List:

Delirium (but see http://www.guideline.gov/search/searchresults.aspx?Type=3&txtSearch=delirium&num=20)

                Note: Delirium Guideline from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence expected in 2010.

Stroke related psychiatric complications