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New Guidelines summaries

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD): assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence




Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence




Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network


Cirrhosis in over 16s: assessment and management
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence





Clinical focus: Sexual health

UK medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use (UKMEC) guideline

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare

Modern contraceptives may be safe, but not all women are safe to use them. Preventing an unintended pregnancy can be vital, but must take into account the many factors influencing a woman’s situation when she presents in primary care that could affect the safety of contraception.

This Guidelines summary covers the safety of contraceptive methods, their interactions with conditions women commonly present with in primary care, and the potential contraindications with ongoing treatment.

Barrier methods for contraception and STI prevention
Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare
Long-acting reversible contraception
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence



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