Guideline Specific resources

Implementation support resources available on the SIGN website

Guideline 

Implementation Support Resources

125 Management of atopic eczema in primary care
  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 23)
  • Checklist for provision of information (page 21)
  • Emollient advice (pages 31-32)
124 Management of adult testicular germ cell tumours
  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 45)
  • Checklist for provision of information (page 39)
  • Sample management protocol (page 58)
123 Management of early rheumatoid arthritis
  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 18)
  • Checklist for provision of information (page 17)

122

Prevention and management of venous thromboembolism

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 64)
  • Algorithm for assessing the risk of VTE (page 76)
  • Assessment tools (pages 78-80)
  • Example patient information leaflets (pages 81-82)
121

Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults

  • Quick reference guide
  • Implementation strategy
  • Care pathway (page 6)
  • Assessment tools
  • BMJ summary
  • Patient booklet
120

Management of chronic venous leg ulcers

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 26)
  • Assessment tools (pages 34-37)
  • Example patient information leaflet (pages 24-25)
119

Management of patients with stroke: Identification and management of dysphagia

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 23)
  • Swallow screen algorithm (pages 29-30)
  • Assessment tools (pages 31-36)
  • Oral care protocol (page 37)
  • Assessment of patient suitability for PEG tube algorithm (pages 37-38)
  • Postdischarge monitoring for patients on home enteral tube feeding algorithm (page 39)
118

Management of patients with stroke: rehabilitation, prevention and management of complications, and discharge planning

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (pages 73-74)
  • Resource implications of key recommendations (page 71)
  • Patient information leaflets
117

Management of sore throat and indications for tonsillectomy

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 21)
  • Patient information leaflet (pages 31-34)
  • Training module developed in partnership with NES
116

Management of diabetes

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (pages 113-114)
  • Patient booklet
  • Costing template
115

Management of obesity

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 55)
  • Healthy eating information (pages 46-48)
  • Evidence notes, with cost analysis, for bariatic surgery and weight management programmes
  • Assessment questionnaires (pages 71-75)
  • Primary care pathway (pages 76-79)
114

Non-pharmaceutical management of depression

  • Quick reference guide
  • Patient booklet
  • Audit tool
  • Depression implementation pack  containing:
  • Patient version of the SIGN guideline
  • Slide set about the SIGN guideline that may be used for local awareness raising
  • PHQ9 depression screening form
  • A number of patient leaflets and self-help resources
  • Links to Scottish Government and NES depression resources
113

Diagnosis and pharmacological management of Parkinson’s disease

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (pages 40-41)
  • Patient information guidance (pages 37-39)
  • Non-motor symptoms questionnaire (page 53)
112

Management of attention deficit and hyperkinetic disorders in children and young people

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 32)
  • Resource implications (page 31)
  • Patient information leaflet
  • Treatment selection pathway (page 40)
  • SIGN Rocket
111

Management of hip fracture in older people

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 35)
  • Audit tool
  • Costing template
  • SIGN Rocket
110

Early management of patients with a head injury

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (pages 43-44)
  • Audit tool
  • Rocket
  • A range of patient leaflets
  • Example of head injury observation chart
  • Neurological assessment tool using the Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT)
  • Example of a proforma for routine documentation of head injury in adult patients
  • Example of a proforma for routine documentation of head injury in children over five years of age
  • Example of a proforma for routine documentation of head injury in children under five years of age
  • Example of a neurosurgical referral form
  • Example of a proforma for routine documentation of head injury in children under five years of age
109

Management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection

  • Quick reference guide
  • Resource and Budget Impact Report
  • Rocket
  • Audit criteria (page 26)
108

Management of patients with stroke or TIA:
Assessment, investigation, immediate management and secondary prevention

  • Quick reference guide
  • Carotid stenosis measurement guide
  • Clinical and resource impact assessment
  • Slide set 
  • Patients and carers booklet
  • Audit criteria (page 56)
  • Assessment scales (pages 76-90)
107

Diagnosis and management of headache in adults

  • Quick reference guide
  • BMJ Summary
  • NHS Education Scotland CPD training module
  • Audit criteria (page 51)
  • Headache diary template (page 74)
106

Control of pain in adults with cancer

  • Quick reference guide
  • Rocket
  • Patients and carers booklet
  • Audit criteria (page 48)
105

Management of acute upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria (page 40)
104

Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery

  • Quick reference guide
  • Surgery Specific Quick Reference Guides (for local annotation)
  • Audit criteria (page 42)
  • Cost effectiveness tool for using antibiotic prophylaxis (pages 38-40)
103
Diagnosis and management of chronic kidney disease
  • Quick reference guide
  • Algorithm for screening, assessment and diagnosis of patients with chronic kidney disease (page 14)
  • Example information leaflet for patients (page 29)
  • Resource implications of key recommendations (page 32)
  • Audit criteria (page 34)
102

Management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people

  • Quick reference guide
  • Early assessment algorithm (page 6)
  • Glasgow Meningococcal Septicaemia Prognostic Scoring Tool (page 37)
101

British Guideline on the management of asthma

  • Quick reference guide
  • Case studies 
  • Educational slides 
  • Evidence tables 
  • Be in Control materials
  • Occupational asthma record forms
  • Care pathways for different settings (pages 98-106)
  • Add-on therapy guide (page 40)
  • Stepwise management guides for adults and children (pages 43-45)
  • Example Personal Asthma Action Plan (page 107-108)
99

Management of cervical cancer

  • Quick reference guide
  • Rocket
  • Algorithm for the investigation of post-coital bleeding (page 58)
  • Algorithm of imaging to detect relapsed disease (page 64)
  • Algorithm for management of renal failure in patients with cervical cancer (page 65)
  • Screening tool for measuring distress (page 66)
  • National minimum dataset proforma for the histopathological reporting of cervical neoplasia (page 60)
98

Assessment, diagnosis and clinical
interventions for children and young
people with autism spectrum disorders

  • Quick reference guide
  • Patient version in different languages
  • Audit criteria
  • Structured instruments for use in screening high risk groups (page 59)
93-97

Heart disease

92

Management of hepatitis C

  • Quick reference guide
  • Patient information leaflet
  • Diagnostic pathway (page 6)
  • Audit criteria (page 37)
91

Bronchiolitis in children

  • Quick reference guide
  • Parent information leaflet
  • Audit criteria (page 31)
90

Diagnosis and management of head and neck cancer

89

Diagnosis and management of peripheral arterial disease

  • Quick reference guide
  • Patient information leaflet
  • Audit criteria (page 26)
  • Guide for measuring ankle brachial pressure index (page 29)
88

Management of suspected bacterial urinary tract infection in adults

  • Quick reference guide
  • Care pathways (pages 34-37
  • Audit criteria (page 25)
87

Management of oesophageal and gastric cancer

  • Quick reference guide
  • Rocket
  • Audit criteria (pages 46 and 59)
86

Management of patients with dementia

  • Quick reference guide
  • Information booklet for patients and carers
  • Resource implications (page 27)
  • Audit criteria (page 29)
  • Diagnostic criteria (page 34-40)
  • Mini-Mental State Examination (page 41)
  • Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (page 48)
85

Management of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder

  • Quick reference guide
84

Management of breast cancer in women

  • Quick reference guide
  • Rocket
  • Audit criteria (page 38)
  • Resource implications (page 39)
83

Prevention and management of dental decay in the pre-school child

  • Quick reference guide
  • Information leaflet for patients
  • Audit criteria (page 29)
82

Bipolar affective disorder

  • Quick reference guide
  • Guidance on information giving (pages 27-28)
  • Audit criteria (page 25)
  • Resource implications (page 26)
81

Diagnosis and management of epilepsies in children and young people

  • Quick reference guide
  • Information booklet for parents and carers
  • Audit criteria (page 31)
  • Classification of epilepsy syndromes (pages 34-37)
  • Treatment protocol for an acute tonic-clonic convulsion in a hospital setting (page 45)
80

Management of patients with lung cancer

  • Quick reference guide
  • Information booklet for patients and carers
  • Staging guidance (pages 50-51)
  • Resource implications (pages 54-55)
79

Management of urinary incontinence in primary care

  • Quick reference guide
  • Information leaflet for patients
  • Audit criteria (page 25)
  • Care pathway (pages 34-35)
  • Resource implications (pages 36-37)
77

Postoperative management in adults

  • Quick reference guide
  • Example information sheet for discussion with patients (page 44)
  • Example Postoperative Monitoring Chart (page 51)
  • Audit tool
76

Long term follow up care of survivors of childhood cancer

75

Epithelial ovarian cancer

74

The management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence in primary care

73

Management of obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome in adults

72 Cutaneous melanoma
  • Quick reference guide
  • Melanoma management flow chart (page 15)
  • Patient information (pages 37-38)
71 Management of osteoporosis
70 Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults
68 Dyspepsia
  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria
  • Patient information
  • Slide set for awareness raising
59 Community management of lower respiratory tract infection in adults
  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria
  • Possible cost savings
  • Example information leaflet
  • Care pathway (page 30)
  • Links to other useful resources
57 Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria
  • Costing from a randomised trial of secondary prevention clinics in primary care
  • Resource implications of cardiac rehabilitation
  • Staff requirements for a cardiac rehabilitation service
  • EQ-5D quality of life measure
  • SF-3 measure of general health status
  • Dartmouth Coop Chart
  • Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS
  • Quality of Life after Myocardial Infraction (QLMI) Questionnaire
  • Cardiovascular and Symptoms Profile – CLASP
  • Information for patients
  • Links to other useful resources
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
  • Quick reference guide
  • Audit criteria
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