Guideline Directory

Searchable by paediatric conditions, specialty areas and keywords, the Guideline Directory contains quick links to national clinical guidelines.

All guidelines are either developed by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) or the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN); or endorsed or supported by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

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  • A
  • ADHD
    • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (NICE QS39, 2013)
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management (NICE CG72, updated 2016)
  • Alcohol-related disorders
    • Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management of physical complications (NICE CG100, 2010)
    • Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence (NICE CG115, 2011)
  • Allergy, immunology and infectious disease
    • Allergy Care Pathways (RCPCH, 2011)
    • Anaphylaxis: assessment and referral after emergency treatment (NICE CG134, 2011)
    • Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery (SIGN 104, updated 2014)
    • Antimicrobial stewardship (NICE QS121, updated 2016)
    • Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NICE NG15, 2015)
    • Atopic eczema in under 12s (NICE QS44, 2013)
    • Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management (NICE CG57, 2007)
    • Drug allergy (NICE QS97, 2015)
    • Fever in under 5s (NICE QS64, 2014)
    • Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management (NICE CG160, 2013)
    • Food allergy (NICE QS118, 2016)
    • Food allergy in under 19s: assessment and diagnosis (NICE CG116, 2011)
    • Hepatitis B (chronic) : diagnosis and management (NICE CG165, 2013)
    • Management of atopic eczema in primary care (SIGN 125, 2011)
    • Management of Sore Throat and Indications for Tonsillectomy (SIGN 117, 2010)
    • Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people (NICE QS19, 2012)
    • Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s: recognition, diagnosis and management (NICE CG102, updated 2015)
    • Paediatrics Allergy Action Care Plans (BSACI, 2013)
    • Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures (NICE CG64, updated 2016)
    • Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment (NICE CG74, 2008)
  • Anaphylaxis
    • Allergy Care Pathways (RCPCH, 2011)
    • Anaphylaxis: assessment and referral after emergency treatment (NICE CG134, 2011)
    • Paediatrics Allergy Action Care Plans (BSACI, 2013)
  • Antenatal care
    • Antenatal care (NICE QS22, updated 2016)
    • Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies (NICE CG62, updated 2016)
  • Antibiotics
    • Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Surgery (SIGN 104, updated 2014)
    • Antimicrobial stewardship (NICE QS121, updated 2016)
    • Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NICE NG15, 2015)
    • Neonatal infection (early onset): antibiotics for prevention and treatment (NICE CG149, 2012)
    • Neonatal infection (NICE QS75, 2014)
    • Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: antimicrobial prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in adults and children undergoing interventional procedures (NICE CG64, updated 2016)
    • Respiratory tract infections (self-limiting): prescribing antibiotics (NICE CG69, 2008)
  • Asthma
    • Asthma (NICE QS25, 2013)
    • British Guideline on the management of asthma (SIGN 153, 2016)
  • Attachment
    • Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care (NICE NG26, 2015)
    • Children's Attachment (NICE QS133, 2016)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders (SIGN 145, 2016)
    • Autism (NICE QS51, 2014)
    • Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis (NICE CG128, 2011)
  • B
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia
  • Blood transfusion
  • Bronchiolitis
    • Bronchiolitis in Children (NICE QS122, 2016)
    • Bronchiolitis in children: diagnosis and management (NICE NG9, 2015)
  • C
  • Cancer
    • Cancer services for children and young people (NICE QS55, 2014)
    • Long Term Follow Up of Survivors of Childhood Cancer (SIGN 132, 2013)
    • Suspected cancer (NICE QS124, 2016)
    • Suspected cancer: recognition and referral (NICE NG12, 2015)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cleft palate
  • Coeliac disease
  • Conduct disorder and antisocial behaviour
    • Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people (NICE QS59, 2014)
    • Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people: recognition and management (NICE CG158, 2013)
  • Consciousness
  • Constipation
    • Constipation in children and young people (NICE QS62, 2014)
    • Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management (NICE CG99, 2010)
  • Continence
  • CPR
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • D
  • Death (diagnosis)
  • Dental
  • Depression
    • Depression in children and young people (NICE QS48, 2013)
    • Depression in children and young people: identification and management (NICE CG28, updated 2015)
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
    • Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management (NICE NG18, 2015)
    • Diabetes in children and young people (NICE QS125, 2016)
    • Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management (NICE NG19, 2016)
    • Management of Diabetes (SIGN 116, updated 2014)
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Donor breastmilk
  • Drug allergy
  • E
  • Early years
  • Eczema
    • Atopic eczema in under 12s (NICE QS44, 2013)
    • Atopic eczema in under 12s: diagnosis and management (NICE CG57, 2007)
    • Management of atopic eczema in primary care (SIGN 125, 2011)
  • Endocrinology
    • Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people: diagnosis and management (NICE NG18, 2015)
    • Diabetes in children and young people (NICE QS125, 2016)
    • Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management (NICE NG19, 2016)
    • Familial hypercholesterolaemia: identification and management (NICE CG71, updated 2016)
    • Management of Diabetes (SIGN 116, updated 2014)
    • Management of Obesity (SIGN 115, 2010)
    • Obesity in children and young people: prevention and lifestyle weight management programmes (NICE QS94, 2015)
    • Obesity prevention (NICE CG43, updated 2015)
    • Obesity: clinical assessment and management (NICE QS127, 2016)
    • Obesity: identification, assessment and management (NICE CG189, 2014)
  • Enuresis
    • Bedwetting in children and young people (NICE QS70, 2014)
    • Bedwetting in under 19s (NICE CG111, 2010)
  • Epilepsy
    • Epilepsies: diagnosis and management (NICE CG137, updated 2016)
    • Epilepsy in children and young people (NICE QS27, 2013)
  • F
  • Fever
    • Fever in under 5s (NICE QS64, 2014)
    • Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management (NICE CG160, 2013)
  • Food allergy
    • Food allergy (NICE QS118, 2016)
    • Food allergy in under 19s: assessment and diagnosis (NICE CG116, 2011)
  • Fractures
    • Fractures (complex): assessment and management (NICE NG37, 2016)
    • Fractures (non-complex): assessment and management (NICE NG38, 2016)
  • G
  • Gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition
    • Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management of physical complications (NICE CG100, 2010)
    • Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence (NICE CG115, 2011)
    • Coeliac disease: recognition, assessment and management (NICE NG20, 2015)
    • Constipation in children and young people (NICE QS62, 2014)
    • Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management (NICE CG99, 2010)
    • Crohn's disease: management (NICE CG152, updated 2016)
    • Diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in under 5s: diagnosis and management (NICE CG84, 2009)
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people: diagnosis and management (NICE NG1, 2015)
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children and young people (NICE QS112, 2016)
    • Maternal and child nutrition (NICE QS98, 2015)
    • Paediatric Continence Commissioning Guide: A handbook for the commissioning and running of paediatric continence services (PCF, 2014)
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people: diagnosis and management (NICE NG1, 2015)
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children and young people (NICE QS112, 2016)
  • Genetics and metabolic disorders
  • H
  • Head injury
    • Abusive Head Trauma and the Eye in Infancy (RCPCH-RCOphth, 2013)
    • Head injury (NICE QS74, 2014)
    • Head injury: assessment and early management (NICE CG176, 2014)
  • Headache
    • Headaches in over 12s (NICE QS42, 2013)
    • Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management (NICE CG150, 2012)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hypercholesterolaemia (familial)
  • I
  • Infection prevention
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Injury prevention
  • Intravenous fluids
  • J
  • Jaundice
    • Jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days (NICE CG98, updated 2016)
    • Jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days (NICE QS57, 2014)
  • K
  • Kidney disease (chronic)
  • Kidney injury (acute)
  • L
  • Learning disabilities
  • Looked-after children
    • Looked-after children and young people (NICE PH28, updated 2015)
    • Looked-after children and young people (NICE QS31, 2013)
  • M
  • Maternal mental health (antenatal and postnatal)
  • Melanoma
  • Meningitis / meningococcal sepsis
    • Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people (NICE QS19, 2012)
    • Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal septicaemia in under 16s: recognition, diagnosis and management (NICE CG102, updated 2015)
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Mental health
    • Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people (NICE QS59, 2014)
    • Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people: recognition and management (NICE CG158, 2013)
    • Antisocial personality disorder: prevention and management (NICE CG77, updated 2013)
    • Bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia in children and young people (NICE QS102, 2015)
    • Bipolar disorder: assessment and management (NICE CG185, updated 2016)
    • Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management (NICE CG78, 2009)
    • Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities: Prevention and interventions for people with learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges (NICE NG11, 2015)
    • Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care (NICE NG26, 2015)
    • Depression in children and young people (NICE QS48, 2013)
    • Depression in children and young people: identification and management (NICE CG28, updated 2015)
    • Drug misuse in over 16s: opioid detoxification (NICE CG52, 2007)
    • Drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions (NICE CG51, 2007)
    • Personality disorders: borderline and antisocial (NICE QS88, 2015)
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder: management (NICE CG26, 2005)
    • Psychosis with substance misuse in over 14s: assessment and management (NICE CG120, 2011)
    • Self-harm (NICE QS34, 2013)
    • Self-harm in over 8s: long-term management (NICE CG133, 2011)
    • Self-harm in over 8s: short-term management and prevention of recurrence (NICE CG16, 2004)
  • N
  • Neonatology
    • Antenatal and postnatal mental health: Clinical management and service guidance (NICE CG192, updated 2015)
    • Antenatal care (NICE QS22, updated 2016)
    • Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies (NICE CG62, updated 2016)
    • Diagnosis of death by neurological criteria (DNC) in infants less than two months old (RCPCH, 2015)
    • Donor milk banks: service operation (NICE CG93, 2010)
    • Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies (NICE CG190, 2014)
    • Jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days (NICE CG98, updated 2016)
    • Jaundice in newborn babies under 28 days (NICE QS57, 2014)
    • Late intrauterine fetal death and stillbirth (RCOG, 2010)
    • Neonatal infection (early onset): antibiotics for prevention and treatment (NICE CG149, 2012)
    • Neonatal infection (NICE QS75, 2014)
    • Neonatal specialist care (NICE QS4, 2010)
    • Palate examination: Identification of cleft palate in the newborn (RCPCH, 2014)
    • Postnatal care up to 8 weeks after birth (NICE CG37, updated 2015)
    • Practical guidance for the management of palliative care on neonatal units (Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2014)
  • Nephrology
    • Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management (NICE CG169, 2013)
    • Bedwetting in children and young people (NICE QS70, 2014)
    • Bedwetting in under 19s (NICE CG111, 2010)
    • Chronic kidney disease (stage 5): peritoneal dialysis (NICE CG125, 2011)
    • Chronic kidney disease: managing anaemia (NICE NG8, 2015)
    • Urinary tract infection in children and young people (NICE QS36, 2013)
    • Urinary tract infection in under 16s: diagnosis and management (NICE CG54, 2007)
  • Neurology and neurodisability
    • Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders (SIGN 145, 2016)
    • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (NICE QS39, 2013)
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management (NICE CG72, updated 2016)
    • Autism (NICE QS51, 2014)
    • Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis (NICE CG128, 2011)
    • Epilepsies: diagnosis and management (NICE CG137, updated 2016)
    • Epilepsy in children and young people (NICE QS27, 2013)
    • Headaches in over 12s (NICE QS42, 2013)
    • Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management (NICE CG150, 2012)
    • Spasticity in under 19s: management (NICE CG145, 2012)
    • The management of children and young people with an acute decrease in conscious level (RCPCH, 2015)
    • Urinary incontinence in neurological disease: assessment and management (NICE CG148, 2012)
  • Neuromuscular weakness
  • Neutropenic sepsis
  • Nutrition
  • O
  • Obesity
    • Management of Obesity (SIGN 115, 2010)
    • Obesity in children and young people: prevention and lifestyle weight management programmes (NICE QS94, 2015)
    • Obesity prevention (NICE CG43, updated 2015)
    • Obesity: clinical assessment and management (NICE QS127, 2016)
    • Obesity: identification, assessment and management (NICE CG189, 2014)
  • Oncology and haematology
    • Cancer services for children and young people (NICE QS55, 2014)
    • Long Term Follow Up of Survivors of Childhood Cancer (SIGN 132, 2013)
    • Melanoma: assessment and management (NICE NG14, 2015)
    • Neutropenic sepsis: prevention and management in people with cancer (NICE CG151, 2012)
    • Sickle cell disease (NICE QS58, 2014)
    • Suspected cancer (NICE QS124, 2016)
    • Suspected cancer: recognition and referral (NICE NG12, 2015)
  • Organ donation
  • Orthopaedics
    • Fractures (complex): assessment and management (NICE NG37, 2016)
    • Fractures (non-complex): assessment and management (NICE NG38, 2016)
    • Spinal injury: assessment and initial management (NICE NG41, 2016)
  • Otitis media
  • P
  • Palliative care
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Personality disorder
    • Antisocial personality disorder: prevention and management (NICE CG77, updated 2013)
    • Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management (NICE CG78, 2009)
    • Personality disorders: borderline and antisocial (NICE QS88, 2015)
  • Pharmacology
  • Postnatal care
  • Pregnancy
  • Pressure ulcers
    • Pressure Ulcers (NICE QS89, 2015)
    • Pressure ulcers: prevention and management (NICE CG179, 2014)
  • Psoriasis
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD
  • Public health
    • Early years - promoting health and wellbeing in under 5s (NICE QS128, 2016)
    • Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care (NICE CG139, 2012)
    • Obesity in children and young people: prevention and lifestyle weight management programmes (NICE QS94, 2015)
    • Obesity prevention (NICE CG43, updated 2015)
    • Obesity: identification, assessment and management (NICE CG189, 2014)
    • Preventing unintentional injury in under 15s (NICE QS107, 2016)
  • R
  • Respiratory
    • Asthma (NICE QS25, 2013)
    • British Guideline on the management of asthma (SIGN 153, 2016)
    • Bronchiolitis in Children (NICE QS122, 2016)
    • Bronchiolitis in children: diagnosis and management (NICE NG9, 2015)
    • BTS Guideline for Respiratory Management of Children with Neuromuscular Weakness (BTS, 2012)
    • Respiratory tract infections (self-limiting): prescribing antibiotics (NICE CG69, 2008)
    • Tuberculosis (NICE NG33, updated 2016)
  • S
  • Safeguarding
    • Abusive Head Trauma and the Eye in Infancy (RCPCH-RCOphth, 2013)
    • Child maltreatment: when to suspect maltreatment in under 18s (NICE CG89, 2009)
    • Looked-after children and young people (NICE PH28, updated 2015)
    • Looked-after children and young people (NICE QS31, 2013)
    • The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse (RCPCH, 2015)
  • Sedation
  • Self-harm
    • Self-harm (NICE QS34, 2013)
    • Self-harm in over 8s: long-term management (NICE CG133, 2011)
    • Self-harm in over 8s: short-term management and prevention of recurrence (NICE CG16, 2004)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Sore throat
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal injury
  • Stillbirth
  • Substance misuse
    • Drug misuse in over 16s: opioid detoxification (NICE CG52, 2007)
    • Drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions (NICE CG51, 2007)
    • Psychosis with substance misuse in over 14s: assessment and management (NICE CG120, 2011)
  • Surgical infection
  • Sweat test
  • T
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Transition to adult services
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma
    • Major trauma: assessment and initial management (NICE NG39, 2016)
    • Major trauma: service delivery (NICE NG40, 2016)
  • Tuberculosis
  • U
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract infection
    • Urinary tract infection in children and young people (NICE QS36, 2013)
    • Urinary tract infection in under 16s: diagnosis and management (NICE CG54, 2007)
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