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 July 2016.

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 Summer 2016

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

Colorectal cancer

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on population screening modalities.

Winter 2016

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 2016

Cardiovascular disease

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 2017

Cardiac rehabilitation

Update in progress

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

Spring 2017

CVD prevention

Update in progress

Update to include diet; antiplatelet therapy; hypertension.

Winter 2016

Stable angina

Update in progress

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

Summer 2017

Child health

Asthma

Update in progress

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

Winter 2016

Diabetes

Update in progress

The evidence and recommendations for glucose lowering in patients with type 2 diabetes will be updated.

Winter 2016

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Update in progress

The development of a new guideline on the early diagnosis and support of Children with foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is scheduled to commence in Summer 2016.

Summer 2017

Long term conditions

Asthma

Update in progress

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

Winter 2016

Diabetes

Update in progress

The evidence and recommendations for glucose lowering in patients with type 2 diabetes will be updated.

Winter 2016

Migraine

Update in progress

The development of a new guideline on the use of devices and pharmacological management of patients with migraine is scheduled to commence in autumn 2016.

Summer 2017

Other vascular diseases

Respiratory medicine

Asthma

Update in progress

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

Winter 2016

Guidelines by estimated publication date

Topic

Status

Remit

Estimated publication date

2016

Asthma

Update in progress

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

Winter 2016

Colorectal cancer

Update in progress

The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on population screening modalities.

Winter 2016

Cutaneous melanoma

Update in progress

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

Winter 2016

CVD prevention

Update in progress

Update to include diet; antiplatelet therapy; hypertension.

Winter 2016

Diabetes

Update in progress

The evidence and recommendations for glucose lowering in patients with type 2 diabetes will be updated.

Winter 2016

2017

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 2017

Cardiac rehabilitation

Update in progress

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

Spring 2017

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Update in progress

The development of a new guideline on the early diagnosis and support of children with foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is scheduled to commence in Summer 2016.

Summer 2017

Migraine

Update in progress

The development of a new guideline on the use of devices and pharmacological management of patients with migraine is scheduled to commence in autumn 2016.

Summer 2017

Stable angina

Update in progress

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

Summer 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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