The “NICE” and “SIGN” guidelines : an interesting read for families too!

 

Did you know that your healthcare professionals in primary care are supposed to follow a set of guidelines that help them diagnose and treat eczema?

They can be a great source of information when managing your child’s eczema and preparing for your next GP or dermatology appointment. 

 www.nice.org.uk (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

www.sign.ac.uk (Scotland)

ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND – The NICE Guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines are evidence-based recommendations for health and care in England. Wales and Northern Ireland follow these guidelines too.

The NICE Pathways website has an interactive flowchart for the diagnosis and treatment of eczema in children under 12 and for teens & adults (13+). You can also download the full document with this link.

 SCOTLAND – The SIGN Guidelines

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service in Scotland. Download the full guidelines below.