National Clinical Guideline Centre

The National Clinical Guidelines Centre (NCGC) is commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to produce clinical practice guidelines.

The NCGC was formed in 2009 by a merger of the National Collaborating Centres for Acute Care, Chronic Conditions, Primary Care and Nursing and Supportive Care. It is funded by NICE.

The NCGC is hosted by the Royal College of Physicians and governance is provided by a board with representatives from the four Royal Colleges who hosted the original centres

  • the RCGP
  • the Royal College of Nursing
  • the Royal College of Surgeons
  • the Royal College of Physicians.

The NCGC is a great opportunity for GPs to have more involvement across a wider spectrum of guideline topics and work more closely with secondary care colleagues. You are encouraged to contribute to the guideline development process in terms of representation, commenting on draft guidance and involvement in implementation.

Register your interest to be involved in this work by becoming an RCGP Clinical Adviser. 

Latest guidelines from NCGC

This guideline covers the care of adults (aged 18 years or older) who have a diagnosis of acute heart failure, have possible acute heart failure, or are being investigated for acute heart failure.

This guideline offers best practice advice on the diagnosis, documentation and communication of drug allergy in adults, children and young people.

This guideline offers best practice advice on the diagnosis, documentation and communication of drug allergy in adults, children and young people.

This guidelines offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of people at risk of cardiovascular disease and people who have had previous cardiovascular disease.

This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of people at risk of cardiovascular disease and people who have had previous cardiovascular disease.

This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care and treatment of people with atrial fibrillation. New recommendations have been added for a personalised package of care and information, referral for specialised management, stroke prevention, rate and rhythm control and the management of acute atrial fibrillation.

For further information regarding the NCGC and the work they do, please visit the NCGC website.

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