Knowledge * Excellence * Guidelines

Guidelines are key to modern health and medical practice. Their recommendations are evidence-based and cover a wide range of topics - managing specific conditions, use of medicines in different settings or services and interventions to improve health. 

NICE has accredited the process used by British Society for Rheumatology to produce its clinical guidance. 

Accreditation is valid for five years from February 2013. 

For full details on our accreditation visit nice.org.uk/accreditation 

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View the current Protocol we follow when developing our guidelines.

We neither seek nor accept industry funding for any of our guidelines. They are supported through our general finances.  Creating our guidelines is a major voluntary endeavour by members, patients and practitioners from primary care and other specialities. We are grateful to everyone for their strenuous efforts in producing them.

 

Current guidelinesProducedDue for revision
2017
NICE Accredited

2020
2017
NICE Accredited

2020
2017
NICE Accredited

2020
2017
NICE Accredited

2020
2016
NICE Accredited

2019
2016
NICE Accredited

2019
2016
NICE Accredited

2019
2016
NICE Accredited

2019
2013
NICE Accredited

2017
2013
NICE Accredited

2017
Guideline for management of the hot swollen joint in adults

Guideline for management of the hot swollen joint in adults

The guideline for the management of the hot swollen joint was first published in 2006. Although there is not enough data to constitute a change in the guideline, there is sufficient new information to warrant an update within the next two years. Read the accompanying statement for more detail. March 2017

Documents to download

2006
Renewed and accepted unchanged in 2012. Reviewed again in 2017. An update of the guideline will be due within the next two years.

2019
2009

2018
Guidelines under revisionDue for publication
early to mid 2018
Will become part of GL above
2016
New guidelines in developmentDue for publication
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