The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) aims to improve the quality of health care for patients in Scotland by reducing variation in practice and outcome, through the development and dissemination of national clinical guidelines containing recommendations for effective practice based on current evidence.

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    NICE ‘long COVID’ guideline


    Recommendations for identifying and managing ‘long-COVID’ in primary care

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    SIGN epilepsies in children and young people


    An easy-to-read summary of SIGN’s recommendations on the management of epilepsy in children and young people in primary care. Includes recommendations, and good practice and information points

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    SIGN interventions to prevent caries in children


    A summary of guidance for community pharmacy teams to provide recommendations on interventions to prevent caries in children

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    SIGN guideline on bacterial UTIs in women


    This guidance provides advice on the managment of suspected bacterial lower urinary tract infection in adult women

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    SIGN delirium guideline


    This guideline summary provides recommendations based on current evidence for best practice in the detection, assessment, treatment, and follow up of adults with delirium, as well as reducing the risk of delirium. The guideline excludes delirium secondary solely to alcohol and illicit substance use. It also excludes delirium in children.

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    SIGN chronic pain guideline


    This easy-to-read summary of SIGN's guideline describes pharmacological, psychological, and alternative approaches to the management of chronic pain.

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    SIGN cardiac arrhythmias guideline


    Read the latest recommendations on the management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias in acute coronary syndrome, coronary heart disease, and left-ventricular dysfunction as well as arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest and coronary artery bypass graft.

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    SIGN FASD guideline


    Failure to recognise prenatal alcohol exposure as a possible cause of behavioural difficulties may contribute to adverse outcomes for the child.

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    SIGN epilepsy guideline


    An up-to-date guideline summary of the diagnosis and management of epilepsy. Includes status epilepticus, AEDs and approach to some specific patient groups.

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    SIGN stable angina guideline


    This summary includes management algorithms for patients with suspected angina, and patients with a definite diagnosis of stable angina.

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    SIGN migraine guideline


    This Guidelines summary covers the pharmacological options for migraines, medication overuse headache, preventative treatment, and a treatment pathway

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    SIGN type 2 diabetes guideline


    This summary provides key recommendations on lifestyle management, treatment options, diabetic CVD, and CKD. Includes a useful treatment algorithm

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    SIGN CVD guideline


    This summary covers estimation of cardiovascular event risk, lifestyle interventions, and pharmacological therapy.

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    SIGN autism guideline


    A concise summary of SIGN's guideline on autism, which covers non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions, and service provision.

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    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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    SIGN stroke and dysphagia guideline


    This summarises SIGN's guideline on the identification and management of dysphagia in stroke patients.

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    SIGN chronic heart failure guideline


    This summary covers diagnosis, lifestyle, and pharmacological interventions, and includes a diagnostic algorithm for suspected chronic heart failure.

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    SIGN glaucoma guideline


    This up-to-date summary of SIGN guidance advises on primary care assessment of suspected glaucoma, criteria for referral, and discharge and monitoring.

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    SIGN eczema guideline


    An easy-to-read summary of SIGN's guideline on the management of atopic eczema in primary care. Includes information on dietary interventions and referral.

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    SIGN schizophrenia guideline


    Easy-to-read summary of SIGN's guideline on the management of schizophrenia. Includes pharmacological and psychological intervention, and perinatal issues.

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