NICE guideline

NICE tinnitus guideline


For people with long-standing tinnitus who have delayed accessing care, aim to find out the reason for the delay and why they are accessing care now. This could involve, for example, asking questions about lifestyle factors or changes in health

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NICE guideline

NICE cough (acute): antimicrobial prescribing


When should you prescribe antibiotics for a cough? This summary of the NICE guideline on acute cough also includes a useful treatment flowchart. 

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NICE guideline

NICE otitis media (acute): antimicrobial prescribing


This summary discusses appropriate management of children and young people with otitis media, and when it is appropriate to prescribe antibiotics.

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NICE guideline

NICE hearing loss guidance


When should you refer a patient with hearing loss for specialist care? This summary covers assessment, removing earwax, and provision of information.

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NICE guideline

NICE sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing


When should you prescribe antibiotics for a sore throat? This concise summary includes an algorithm on appropriate prescribing

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Independent professional body guideline

Otoscopy guideline

2016-05-19T00:00:00+01:00By Rotherham Primary Ear Care Centre and Audiology Services, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

A practical guideline summary for otoscopy, which should be carried out prior to any ear procedure.


SIGN guideline

SIGN sore throat guideline


This summarises SIGN's guideline on the diagnosis and management of sore throat, and indications for tonsillectomy.

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Independent professional body guideline

College of Optometrists conjunctivitis guideline

2016-03-24T00:00:00+00:00By The College of Optometrists

A summary of the College of Optometrists' guideline on the assessment, documentation, and management of bacterial conjunctivitis.


Independent professional body guideline

Ear irrigation guideline

2016-03-04T00:00:00+00:00By Rotherham Primary Ear Care Centre and Audiology Services, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Guideline summary for ear irrigation. Also provides information on the purpose and scope of the procedure.

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