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 November 2015.

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 Winter 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.

Summer 2016

Lung cancer

Refresh in progress

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

Summer 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.

Winter 2016

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.

Summer 2016

Heart failure

Update in progress

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

Spring 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.

Summer 2016

Autism spectrum disorder

Update in progress

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

Summer 2016

Long term conditions

Asthma

Update in progress

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

Summer 2016

Other vascular diseases

Venous thromboembolism

Refresh in progress

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

Spring 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

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

Heart failure

Update in progress

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

Spring 2016

Venous thromboembolism

Refresh in progress

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

Spring 2016

Lung cancer

Refresh in progress

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

Summer 2016

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.

Summer 2016

Cutaneous melanoma

Update in progress

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

Summer 2016

CVD prevention

Update in progress

Update to include diet; antiplatelet therapy; hypertension.

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.

Winter 2016

2017

Cardiac rehabilitation

Update in progress

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

Spring 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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