Current Work Programme

This table shows SIGN's current work programme. It includes new guidelines that are in development and published guidelines that are in the process of being updated. The timescales are provisional and will be revised quarterly. The table was last updated in October 2013.

Draft versions of guidelines which are currently under development or review are only available for download from the date of the National Meeting for a period of 4 weeks. These are made available as part of the open consultation process and comments are invited from any reader.

SIGN Guideline Development Programme Autumn 2014

This is a list of the guidelines that are being developed or updated by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. The list is available by topic or by estimated publication date.

Guidelines by topic

Topic

Status

Remit

Estimated publication date

Cancer

Cutaneous melanoma

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on treatment, investigations and staging, and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Winter 2015

Cardiovascular disease

Acute coronary syndromes

Update in progress

Update to include biochemical diagnosis; initial management (antiplatelet therapy, anticoagulant therapy); reperfusion therapy; treatment of hypoxia and cardiogenic shock.

Autumn 2015

Cardiac arrhythmias

Update in progress

Update to include arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest (defibrillation, adjunctive therapies in the peri-arrest period); acute coronary syndromes; chronic coronary heart disease/left ventricular dysfunction.

Spring 2016

Cardiac rehabilitation

Update in progress

Update to include exercise and new sections on assessment and behavioural change methods.

Spring 2016

CVD prevention

Update in progress

Update to include diet; antiplatelet therapy; hypertension.

Autumn 2015

Heart failure

Update in progress

Update to include diagnosis and investigations; use of major drug classes; interventional procedures.

Autumn 2015

Stable angina

Update in progress

Update to include iagnosis and assessment; pharmacological management; interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Spring 2016

Child health

Asthma

Update planned

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition.

Spring 2016

Autism spectrum disorder

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

Summer 2015

Long term conditions

Asthma

Update planned

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition.

Spring 2016

Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on pharmacological management, psychological interventions for seizure frequency.

Spring 2014

Glaucoma

In development

Develop a guideline that covers referral and safe discharge back into the community.

Spring 2015

Orthopaedics

Osteoporosis

Update in progress

The current guideline will be completely updated to incorporate the significant advances in the management of this condition, including the arrival of new treatments.

Spring 2015

Respiratory medicine

Asthma

Update planned

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition.

Spring 2016

Guidelines by estimated publication date

Topic

Status

Remit

Estimated publication date

2015

Osteoporosis

Update in progress

The current guideline will be completely updated to incorporate the significant advances in the management of this condition, including the arrival of new treatments.

Spring 2015

Glaucoma

In development

Develop a guideline that covers referral and safe discharge back into the community.

Spring 2015

Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on pharmacological management, psychological interventions for seizure frequency.

Spring 2015

Autism spectrum disorder

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

Summer 2015

Acute coronary syndromes

Update in progress

Update to include biochemical diagnosis; initial management (antiplatelet therapy, anticoagulant therapy); reperfusion therapy; treatment of hypoxia and cardiogenic shock.

Autumn 2015

CVD prevention

Update in progress

Update to include diet; antiplatelet therapy; hypertension.

Autumn 2015

Heart failure

Update in progress

Update to include diagnosis and investigations; use of major drug classes; interventional procedures.

Autumn 2015

Cutaneous melanoma

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition.

Winter 2015

2016

Asthma

Update planned

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition.

Spring 2016

Cardiac arrhythmias

Update in progress

Update to include arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest (defibrillation, adjunctive therapies in the peri-arrest period); acute coronary syndromes; chronic coronary heart disease/left ventricular dysfunction.

Spring 2016

Cardiac rehabilitation

Update in progress

Update to include exercise and new sections on assessment and behavioural change methods.

Spring 2016

Stable angina

Update in progress

Update to include iagnosis and assessment; pharmacological management; interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.

Spring 2016

 

 

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