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Recommendations being updated

Cancer [Top]

No.

Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
140 Management of primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma June 2014 [Current < 3 yrs]
137 Management of lung cancer February 2014 [Current < 3 yrs]
135 Management of epithelial ovarian cancer November 2013 [Current < 3 yrs]
134 Treatment of primary breast cancer September 2013 [Current < 3 yrs]
132 Long term follow up of survivors of childhood cancer March 2013 [Current < 3 yrs]
126 Diagnosis and management of colorectal cancer December 2011 [Current < 3 yrs]
124 Management of adult testicular germ cell tumours March 2011 [Current > 3 years]
106 Control of pain in adults with cancer November 2008 [Current > 3 years]
99 Management of cervical cancer January 2008 [Current > 3 years]
90 Diagnosis and management of head and neck cancer November 2006

[Need for update being considered]

87 Management of oesophageal and gastric cancer June 2006

[Need for update being considered]

85 Management of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder December 2005

[Need for update being considered]

84 Management of breast cancer in women

December 2005
Table 1 updated
March 2007

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 134
80 Management of patients with lung cancer
February 2005
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 137
76 Long term follow up care of survivors of childhood cancer
January 2004
Updated March 2005
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 132
75

Epithelial ovarian cancer

October 2003

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 135

72 Cutaneous melanoma July 2003
Updated February 2004

[Recommendations being updated]

67 Management of colorectal cancer
March 2003

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 126

44 Control of pain in patients with cancer
June 2000
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 106
29 Breast cancer in women
October 1998
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 84
28 Management of adult testicular germ cell tumours
September 1998
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 124
23 Management of lung cancer
February 1998
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 80
16 Colorectal cancer
June 1997
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 67
3 The use of palliative radiotherapy in the treatment of non small cell lung cancer
March 1996
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 23

CHD and Stroke [Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
129 Antithrombotics: indications and management August 2012
Updated June 2013
[Current < 3 yrs]
119 Management of patients with stroke:
Identification and management of dysphagia
June 2010 [Current > 3 years]
118 Management of patients with stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning June 2010 [Current > 3 years]
108 Management of patients with stroke or TIA:
Assessment, investigation, immediate management and secondary prevention
December 2008 [Current > 3 years]
97

Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease

February 2007

[Recommendations being updated]

96 Management of stable angina February 2007

[Recommendations being updated]

95 Management of chronic heart failure February 2007

[Recommendations being updated]

94 Cardiac arrhythmias in coronary heart disease February 2007

[Recommendations being updated]

93 Acute coronary syndromes February 2007
Updated February 2013
[Recommendations being updated]
78 Management of patients with stroke: Identification and management of dysphagia
September 2004
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 119
64 Management of patients with stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning
November 2002
Updated October 2006
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 118
57 Cardiac rehabilitation January 2002

[Recommendations being updated]

51 Management of stable angina
April
2001
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 96
49 Hypertension in older people
Withdrawn June 2010 (further details)
January 2001
[Withdrawn]
41 Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease following myocardial infarction
January 2000
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 97
40 Lipids and the primary prevention of coronary heart disease
September 1999
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 97
36 Antithrombotic therapy
March 1999
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 129
35 Diagnosis and treatment of heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction
February 1999
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 95
32 Coronary revascularisation in the management of stable angina pectoris
November 1998
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 96
24 Management of patients with stroke, part IV: Rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning
April 1998 
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 64
20 Management of patients with stroke part III: Identification and management of dysphagia
November 1997
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 78
14 Management of patients with stroke part II: Management of carotid stenosis and carotid endarterectomy
May 1997

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 108

13 Management of patients with stroke part I: Assessment, investigation, immediate management and secondary prevention
May 1997
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 108

Child Health[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
112 Management of attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in children and young people October 2009 [Current > 3 years]
102 Management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people May 2008 [Current > 3 years]
98 Assessment, diagnosis and clinical
interventions for children and young
people with autism spectrum disorders

July
2007

[Recommendations being updated]

91 Bronchiolitis in children
November 2006
[Need for update being considered]
83 Prevention and management of dental decay in the pre-school child
November 2005
[Recommendations being updated]
81 Diagnosis and management of epilepsies in children and young people March 2005

[Need for update being considered]

66 Diagnosis and management of childhood otitis media in primary care February
2003

[Need for update being considered]

58 Safe sedation of children undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Revised May 2004
[Withdrawn]
52 Attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in children and young people

June 2001
Updated October 2009

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 112

47 Preventing dental caries in children at high caries risk: Targeted prevention of dental caries in the permanent teeth of 6-16 year olds presenting for dental care
December
2000

[Recommendations being updated]

Dentistry[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
138 Dental interventions to prevent caries in children March 2014 [Current < 3 yrs]
83 Prevention and management of dental decay in the pre-school child November 2005

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by
SIGN 138

47 Preventing dental caries in children at high caries risk: Targeted prevention of dental caries in the permanent teeth of 6-16 year olds presenting for dental care
December
2000

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by
SIGN 138

43 Management of unerupted and impacted third molar teeth
March 2000

[Need for update being considered]

Diabetes[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
116 Management of diabetes
March 2010
[Current < 3 yrs]
55 Management of diabetes
November 2001

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 116

25 Report on a recommended minimum dataset for collection in people with diabetes
June 1998
[Withdrawn]
19 Management of diabetic cardiovascular disease
August 1997
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 116
12 Management of diabetic foot disease
March 1997
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 116
11 Management of diabetic renal disease
March 1997
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 116
10 Report on good practice in the care of children and young people with diabetes
December 1996
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 116
9 Management of diabetes in pregnancy
December 1996
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 116
4 Prevention of visual impairment in diabetes
March 1996
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 116

ENT[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
117 Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy
April 2010
[Current > 3 years]
66 Diagnosis and management of childhood otitis media in primary care
February
2003
[Need for update being considered]
34 Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy
January 1999

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 117

Mental Health[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
131 Management of schizophrenia March 2013 [Current < 3 yrs]
127 Management of perinatal mood disorders March 2012 [Current < 3 yrs]
114 Non-pharmaceutical management of depression
January 2010
[Current > 3 years]
112 Management of attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in children and young people
October 2009
[Current > 3 years]
98 Assessment, diagnosis and clinical
interventions for children and young
people with autism spectrum disorders

July
2007

[Recommendations being updated]
86 Management of patients with dementia
February 2006
[Need for update being considered]
82 Bipolar affective disorder
May 2005
Updated July 2005
[Need for update being considered]
74 The management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in primary care
September 2003
Updated December 2004
[Need for update being considered]
60 Postnatal depression and puerperal psychosis
June 2002
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 127
52 Attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in children and young people

June 2001
Updated October 2009

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 112

30 Psychosocial interventions in the management of schizophrenia
October 1998

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 131

22 Interventions in the management of behavioural and psychological aspects of dementia
February 1998

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 86

Obstetrics and Gynaecology[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
127 Management of perinatal mood disorders March 2012 [Current < 3 yrs]
61 Investigation of post-menopausal bleeding
September
2002

[Need for update being considered]

60 Postnatal depression and puerperal psychosis
June 2002
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 127
37 Hysteroscopic surgery
April 1999
[Withdrawn]

Orthopaedics[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
123 Management of early rheumatoid arthritis February 2011 [Current > 3 years]
111 Management of hip fracture in older people
June 2009
[Current > 3 years]
71 Management of osteoporosis
June 2003
Updated April 2004

[Recommendations being updated]

56 Prevention and management of hip fracture in older people
January 2002

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 111

48 Management of early rheumatoid arthritis
December 2000
Updated October 2004
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 123
15 Management of elderly people with fractured hip
July 1997
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 56

Other Vascular Disease[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
122 Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism December 2010 [Current > 3 years]
89 Diagnosis and management of peripheral arterial disease October 2006
[Need for update being considered]
62 Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism
October 2002

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 122

49 Hypertension in older people
Withdrawn June 2010 (further details)
January 2001

[Withdrawn]

36 Antithrombotic therapy
March 1999
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 129
27 Drug therapy for peripheral vascular disease
July 1998

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 89

2 Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism September 1995
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 62

Respiratory Medicine[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
101 British Guideline on the management of asthma May 2008
Updated January 2012
[Recommendations being updated]
91 Bronchiolitis in children
November 2006
[Current > 3 years]
73 Management of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome in adults June 2003
Updated July 2003

[Need for update being considered]

63 British Guideline on the management of asthma

Revised
July 2007

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 101
59 Community management of lower respiratory tract infection in adults June 2002

[Need for update being considered]

38 Emergency management of acute asthma
June 1999
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 63
33 Primary care management of asthma
December 1998
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 63
6 Hospital inpatient management of acute asthma attacks
August 1996 
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 63

Sexually Transmitted Diseases[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
109 Management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection March 2009 [Current > 3 years]
42 Management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection
March 2000

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 109

Surgery[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
105 Management of acute upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding September 2008 [Current > 3 years]
104 Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery July 2008
Updated April 2014
[Current < 3 yrs]
77 Postoperative management in adults
August 2004
[Need for update being considered]
58 Safe sedation of children undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
revised May 2004

[Withdrawn]

54 Perioperative blood transfusion for elective surgery
Withdrawn March 2010 (further details)
October 2001
Updated August 2004

[Withdrawn]Withdrawn March 2010

53 Day case cataract surgery
August 2001
[Withdrawn]
45 Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery
July 2000

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 104

37 Hysteroscopic surgery
April 1999
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 96
32 Coronary revascularisation in the management of stable angina pectoris
November 1998
[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 96

Other[Top]

No. Guideline Title
Publication Date
Status
139 Care of deteriorating patients May 2014 [Current < 3 yrs]
136 Management of chronic pain December 2013 [Current < 3 yrs]
133 Management of hepatitis C July 2013 [Current < 3 yrs]
130 Brain injury rehabilitation in adults March 2013 [Current < 3 yrs]
128 The SIGN discharge document June 2012 [Current < 3 yrs]
125 Management of atopic eczema in primary care March 2011 [Current > 3 years]
121 Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults October 2010 [Current > 3 years]
120 Management of chronic venous leg ulcers August 2010 [Current > 3 years]
115 Management of obesity
February 2010
[Current > 3 years]
113
Diagnosis and pharmacological management of Parkinson’s disease
January 2010
[Current > 3 years]
110 Early management of patients with a head injury
May 2009
[Current > 3 years]
107 Diagnosis and management of headache in adults November 2008 [Current > 3 years]
103 Diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease June 2008 [Current > 3 years]
100 SIGN 100: A handbook for patient and carer representatives September 2008 [Recommendations being updated]
92 Management of hepatitis C
December 2006
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 133
88 Management of suspected bacterial urinary tract infection in adults July 2006
Updated July 2012

[Current < 3 yrs]

79 Management of urinary incontinence in primary care December 2004
Updated September 2005

[Need for update being considered]

74 The management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in primary care September 2003
Updated December 2004

[Need for update being considered]

70 Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults
April 2003
Updated October 2005

[Recommendations being updated]

69 Management of obesity in children and young people
April 2003
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 115
68 Dyspepsia March 2003

[Need for update being considered]

65 The immediate discharge document January 2003
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 128
50 SIGN 50: A guideline developers' handbook
Revised January 2008
[Recommendations being updated]
46 Early management of patients with a head injury
September 2000

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 110

39 SIGN Guidelines: An introduction to SIGN methodology for the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines
July 1999
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 50
31 Report on a recommended referral document
November 1998
[Need for update being considered]
26 The care of patients with chronic leg ulcer
July 1998

[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 120

21 Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults
November 1997
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 70
18 Investigation of asymptomatic proteinuria in adults
August 1997
[Withdrawn]
17 Investigation of asymptomatic microscopic haematuria in adults
August 1997
[Withdrawn]
8 Obesity in Scotland: integrating prevention with weight management
November 1996

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 115

7 Helicobacter pylori: eradication therapy in dyspeptic disease
September 1996

[Withdrawn]
Superseded by SIGN 68

5 Interface between the hospital and the community: The immediate discharge document
June 1996 
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 65
1 Clinical guidelines: Criteria for appraisal for national use
1995
[Withdrawn]Superseded by SIGN 50

 

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