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Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence




Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.


Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence




Cerebral palsy in under 25s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Cutaneous melanoma
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network


A practical guide for lung cancer nutritional care
The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)


Tinnitus guidance for GPs
British Tinnitus Association




Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence


Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.



Clinical focus: Nutrition

Ten top tips for the management of patients post-bariatric surgery in primary care

Parretti, Hughes, O’Kane, Woodcock, and Pryke

Bariatric surgery is performed around 8500 times each year in the UK. Currently, there are no comprehensive guidelines focusing on the long-term care of post-bariatric patients within primary care.

This Guidelines summary provides 10 top tips for primary care professionals on the long-term management of patients post-bariatric surgery. Topics covered include weight maintenance, reviewing symptoms and comorbidities, medication considerations, nutritional deficiencies and supplementation, and planning pregnancy.

Vitamin D: increasing supplement use in at-risk groups
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
A practical guide for lung cancer nutritional care
The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)

COPD diagnosis, management and prevention
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

Summary of the management of asthma in adults (from the British guideline on the management of asthma)
The British Thoracic Society & Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Appropriate choice of long-acting reversible contraception in primary care
Development group: Connolly, Mansour, Raine & Siddiqi.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Connolly A et al with the support of a grant from Bayer.

Management of asthma in adults over 65 years of age
Development group: Gruffydd-Jones, McArthur, Murphy, Russell & Wise.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Gruffydd-Jones K et al with the support of a grant from Teva UK Limited.

Choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Development Group: Usmani, Capstick, Chowhan, & Scullion.
This management algorithm was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Usmani O et al with the support of a grant from Chiesi Ltd.

COPD diagnosis, management and prevention
Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Tinnitus guidance for GPs
British Tinnitus Association



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