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 Evidence-Based Guidelines

  This page lists the current UK evidence-based guidelines in mental health topics.     Go to Topic Order

 

Date

Title

Topic

Coming in 2009

2009

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2009

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

Psychiatry (general)

2009

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

Psychiatry (general)

2008

2008

Irritable bowel syndrome Clinical Knowledge Summaries (Feb 2008)

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

2008

Irritable bowel syndrome NICE Clinical Guideline (February 2008)

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

2008

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)

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

2008

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

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

2008

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)

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2008

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

Neuropsychiatry (stroke)

2008

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

Perinatal

2008

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

Psychiatry (general)

2008

Obsessive-compulsive disorder Clinical Knowledge Summaries (November 2008)

Psychiatry (OCD)

2008

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

Psychiatry (older)

2008

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.

Psycho-oncology

2008

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

Psycho-oncology

2008

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

Psycho-oncology

2008

Opioid dependence Clinical Knowledge Summaries (January 2008)

Substance Use (Addiction)

2007

2007

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

Dementia

2007

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

Dementia

2007

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

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

2007

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

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

2007

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

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

2007

Multiple sclerosis - natalizumab NICE Technology Appraisal (2007)

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

2007

Parkinson's disease Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2007)

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2007

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

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2007

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

Neuropsychiatry (TBI)

2007

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

Perinatal

2007

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2007

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2007

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2007

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

Psychiatry (LD)

2007

Schizophrenia Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2007)

Psychiatry (psychosis)

2007

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2007

Drug misuse - naltrexone NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance (2007)

Substance Use (Addiction)

2007

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2007

Alcohol - problem drinking Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2007)

Substance Use (Alcohol)

2007

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

Substance Use (Alcohol)

2006

2006

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]

Dementia

2006

Management of patients with dementia SIGN (Feb 2006)

Dementia

2006

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

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

2006

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

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

2006

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

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

2006

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

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

2006

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

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2006

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)

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2006

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)

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2006

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

Psychiatry (Bipolar)

2006

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2006

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2006

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

Psychiatry (general)

2006

Insomnia Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2006)

Psychiatry (insomnia)

2006

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

Psychiatry (LD)

2006

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

Psychiatry (psychosis)

2006

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

Psycho-oncology

2006

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2006

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2006

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2006

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

Substance Use (Alcohol)

2005

2005

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

Dementia

2005

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

Eating Disorders

2005

Depression Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2005)

Psychiatry (depression)

2005

Depression in children and young people NICE (2005)

Psychiatry (depression)

2005

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2005

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder NICE (2005)

Psychiatry (OCD)

2005

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2005

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2005

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2005

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

Substance Use (Alcohol)

2004

2004

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

Eating Disorders

2004

Eating disorders Clinical Knowledge Summaries (2004)

Eating Disorders

2004

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

Liaison Psychiatry (A&E)

2004

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

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

2004

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)

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

2004

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

Liaison Psychiatry (Pain)

2004

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

Neuropsychiatry (Epi)

2004

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

Neuropsychiatry (misc)

2004

Subthalamotomy for Parkinson's disease NICE (2004)

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2004

Acquired brain injury Department of Health (2004)

Neuropsychiatry (TBI)

2004

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

Psychiatry (Anxiety)

2004

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

Psychiatry (depression)

2004

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

Psychiatry (general)

2004

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

Psychiatry (insomnia)

2004

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

Psychiatry (suicide)

2004

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

Summary | Documents | Implementation | Development history 

Psycho-oncology

2004

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2004

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2004

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

Substance Use (Addiction)

2003

2003

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

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

2003

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

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2003

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

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2003

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

Neuropsychiatry (PD)

2003

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

Psychiatry (Bipolar)

2003

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) NICE (2003)

Psychiatry (depression)

2003

Personality disorder : no longer a diagnosis of exclusion DOH PDF

Psychiatry (general)

2003

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

Psychiatry (PTSD)

2003

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

Psychiatry (suicide)

2003

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

Substance Use (Alcohol)

2002

2002

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

Liaison Psychiatry (CFS)

2002

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

Neuropsychiatry (MND)

2002

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

Neuropsychiatry (MS)

2002

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

Psychiatry (general)

2002

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 

Psychiatry (psychosis)

2002

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

Psychiatry (psychosis)

2002

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

Psychiatry (suicide)

2002

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

Substance Use (Alcohol)

2001

2001

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

Liaison Psychiatry (IBS)

2001

Motor neurone disease NICE (2001)

Neuropsychiatry (MND)

2001

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

Substance Use (Alcohol)

2000

2000

2008

Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with anti-depressants: a revision of the 1993 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines - British Association for Psychopharmacology (2000, revised 2008)

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)

Psychiatry (depression)

<2000

1998

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

Psychiatry (suicide)

 

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

Late-life depression

Late-life anxiety

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Comments or something omitted or out-of-date: email ajm80@le.ac.uk