On this page you will find all our current recommendations, initially sorted by published date. The table headings are active links that will sort the information in ascending or descending order. Please note that all our recommendations are valid unless they are superseded by NICE or national guidance.

If you are a healthcare professional working with the GM region and would like to submit information for a recommendation to be reviewed then please contact the professional secretary to the group.

Please note that the new drug recommendations no longer contain a review date as they will be reviewed as and when substantial new evidence that may change the original recommendation becomes available. This will be highlighted through regular horizon scanning activities. All previous review dates on old recommendations are invalid as they will also be reviewed as outlined. In addition if a NICE TA is published then the new drug recommendation will be superseded by the NICE TA – these recommendations will be moved to the archive recommendation section of the website within 90 days of the NICE TA being issued.

Document Title Issue Date Review Date Status

Cardiovascular

Comparison of DOACs for atrial fibrillation 20230602 Jun 2023 External link, login required

Gastroenterology

Fidaxomicin (Dificlir®) for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection 20191002 Oct 2019 Final
Octreotide for treatment of certain gastrointestinal indications 20180502 May 2018
Ustekinumab dose escalation for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis 20230902 Sep 2023 v3.1

Diabetes

Blood Glucose Testing Strips Evaluation 20171202 Dec 2017 Under review
FreeStyle Libre® Flash Glucose Monitoring System. 20210202 Feb 2021 Under review
Xultophy® (Liraglutide +Insulin Degludec) for the treatment of adults with T2DM 20150502 May 2015 Under review

Obstetrics, gynaecology, and urinary-tract disorders

Levonorgestrel-containing intrauterine systems 20220902 Sep 2022 20250902 Sep 2025 Final

Neurology

Melatonin for primary insomnia (adults) 20080902 Sep 2008 Final

Musculoskeletal

Dibotermin alfa (InductOs®) for the treatment of non-union fracture 20190902 Sep 2019 Final
Metoject (methotrexate) Injection for RA 20081002 Oct 2008 Final

Haematology

Rituximab for Treatment of Refractory Primary Idiopathic Immune Cytopenias 20180502 May 2018

Wound management

PICO® dressings for difficult to manage wounds 20150502 May 2015 Final

Endocrine

Liothyronine injection commissioning statement 20200702 Jul 2020 20230702 Jul 2023 Final
Vitamin D statement 20160902 Sep 2016 Under review
Vitamin D for Insufficiency & Deficiency (adults) 20160302 Mar 2016 Under review
Vitamin D for Insufficiency & Deficiency (paediatrics) 20160402 Apr 2016 Under review

Immunology

Omalizumab for chronic inducible urticarias 20231102 Nov 2023 20261102 Nov 2026