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 Spring 2015

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

Cancer

Topic

Status

Remit

Estimated publication date

Cutaneous squamous cell cancer

In development

Develop a new guideline on risk stratification in squamous cell carcinoma in relation to appropriate referral, treatment, and follow up. Diagnosis and management of metastatic disease (except where patients have advanced disease at presentation) are not covered.

Summer 2014

Cutaneous melanoma

Update planned

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

Summer 2015

Cardiovascular disease

Acute coronary syndromes

Update in progress

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

Spring 2015

Cardiac arrhythmias

Update in progress

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

Spring 2015

Cardiac rehabilitation

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on including resistance training, and psychological interventions

Spring 2015

CVD prevention

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on diagnosis and management of hypertension.

Spring 2015

Heart failure

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on diagnosis, pharmacological therapies and interventional procedures.

Spring 2015

Stable angina

Update in progress

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

Spring 2015

Child health

Prevention of dental caries in children

Update in progress

A selective update and combining of the existing dental caries guidelines for children.

Spring 2014

Asthma

Update in progress

The guideline is being updated to incorporate new evidence for recommendations on pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self management.

Summer 2014

Autism spectrum disorder

Update in progress

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

Summer 2015

Dentistry

Prevention of dental caries in children

Update in progress

A selective update and combining of the existing dental caries guidelines for children.

Spring 2014

Long term conditions

Asthma

Update in progress

The guideline is being updated to incorporate new evidence for recommendations on pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self management.

Summer 2014

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.

Autumn 2014

Glaucoma

In development

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

Autumn 2014

Mental health

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.

Summer 2014

Respiratory medicine

Asthma

Update in progress

The guideline is being updated to incorporate new evidence for recommendations on pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self management.

Summer 2014

Surgery

Antibiotic prophylaxis

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on timing of antibiotic administration and C. diff associated disease.

Spring 2014

Guidelines by estimated publication date

2013

Topic

Status

Remit

Estimated publication date

2014

Antibiotic prophylaxis

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on timing of antibiotic administration and C. diff associated disease.

Spring 2014

Prevention of dental caries in children

Update in progress

A selective update and combining of the existing dental caries guidelines for children.

Spring 2014

Cutaneous squamous cell cancer

In development

Develop a new guideline on risk stratification in squamous cell carcinoma in relation to appropriate referral, treatment, and follow up. Diagnosis and management of metastatic disease (except where patients have advanced disease at presentation) are not covered.

Summer 2014

Asthma

Update in progress

The guideline is being updated to incorporate new evidence for recommendations on pharmacological, non-pharmacological and self management.

Summer 2014

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.

Summer 2014

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.

Autumn 2014

Glaucoma

In development

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

Autumn 2014

2015

Acute coronary syndromes

Update in progress

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

Spring 2015

Cardiac arrhythmias

Update in progress

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

Spring 2015

Cardiac rehabilitation

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on including resistance training, and psychological interventions

Spring 2015

CVD prevention

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on diagnosis and management of hypertension.

Spring 2015

Heart failure

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on diagnosis, pharmacological therapies and interventional procedures.

Spring 2015

Stable angina

Update in progress

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

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

Cutaneous melanoma

Update planned

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

Summer 2015


 

 

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