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
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. Spring 2016
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. 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. Summer 2016
Cardiac rehabilitation Update in progress Update to include exercise and new sections on assessment and behavioural change methods. Summer 2016
CVD prevention Update in progress Update to include diet; antiplatelet therapy; hypertension. Spring 2016
Heart failure Update in progress Update to include diagnosis and investigations; use of major drug classes; interventional procedures. Winter 2015
Stable angina Update in progress Update to include diagnosis and assessment; pharmacological management; interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. Summer 2016
Child health
Asthma Update in progress The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition. Summer 2016
Autism spectrum disorder Update in progress The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Winter 2015
Long term conditions
Asthma Update in progress The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition. Summer 2016
Respiratory medicine
Asthma Update in progress The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition. Summer 2016

 

Guidelines by estimated publication date
Topic Status Remit Estimated publication date
2015
Autism spectrum disorder Update in progress The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Winter 2015
Heart failure Update in progress Update to include diagnosis and investigations; use of major drug classes; interventional procedures. Winter 2015
2016
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. Spring 2016
Cutaneous melanoma Update in progress The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition. Spring 2016
CVD prevention Update in progress Update to include diet; antiplatelet therapy; hypertension. Spring 2016
Asthma Update in progress The current guideline will be updated to incorporate new evidence on management of the condition. Summer 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. Summer 2016
Cardiac rehabilitation Update in progress Update to include exercise and new sections on assessment and behavioural change methods. Summer 2016
Stable angina Update in progress Update to include diagnosis and assessment; pharmacological management; interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery. Summer 2016

 

 

 

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