Guidelines for Nurses is available free of charge to UK registered nurses thanks to sponsorship from GlaxoSmithKline, MSD, and Norgine. Editorial control relating to the content of Guidelines for Nurses remains with MGP at all times. GlaxoSmithKline, MSD, and Norgine were not involved in the development of the Guidelines for Nurses summaries or feature articles. Sponsor company-developed resources, some of which may be promotional in nature, are included within the resource hubs.

About Guidelines for Nurses

Guidelines for Nurses is a directory of concise clinical guideline summaries of major primary and shared care guidelines from the UK. Additionally, European guidelines from some of the major independent professional bodies are also summarised and included.  All of the content on Guidelines for Nurses has been developed to be as useful to you as possible.

Summaries of guidelines from NICE, the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), independent professional bodies, and expert-led working party groups are developed for use in clinical practice. Summaries often include treatment/management algorithms with helpful diagnostic questions, thereby presenting management information in a succinct visual format. Summaries are colour-coded as follows:

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Editorial Advisory Board

Guidelines for Nurses works with a team of advisors. The board advise us on content, write expert articles, and suggest ideas for further developments. We would like to thank:

  • Amanda Epps  (Lead Diabetes specialist nurse at Medway NHS Foundation and Founder of the DSN Forum UK)
  • Debra Holloway (Nurse Consultant in Gynaecology)
  • Gemma Higgs (Orthodontic Therapist (DipOT), Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Maxillo-facial Unit)
  • Karen Bartha (Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care; Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes)
  • Jane Scullion (Respiratory Nurse Consultant; Respiratory Clinical Lead, East Midlands Academic Health Science Network and Strategic Clinical Network; member of the UK Inhaler Team and the Aerosol Drug Management Improvement Team).

Additionally, we would like to thank the following people who have helped and advised us on the Guidelines for Nurses content:

  • Kate Bennett (Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, East Sussex)
  • Michelle Clayton (Nursing Lecturer and Lecturer in Liver Care, University of Leeds)
  • Stephanie Ragdale (Admiral Nurse, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust).

How we work

The Guidelines for Nurses team works closely with many organisations to ensure that all summaries are developed with permission from the original guideline development group. Summaries from NICE guidelines are developed using verbatim wording from the source document—this is done with permission from NICE.  When reading any summaries of NICE guidelines, we suggest also referring to any associated NICE Technology Appraisals at

All Guidelines for Nurses summaries are reviewed and signed off as current by the original guideline development group at least once a year and can be accessed:

The Guidelines for Nurses team also commissions nurses to write feature articles.  These articles provide evidence-based perspectives on a range of clinical topics, mostly with a guidance focus, thereby supporting you with your clinical practice, learning and implementation.

If you would like to write for Guidelines for Nurses, please contact us and let us know your ideas for a feature article and any thoughts you have on implementing a specific piece of guidance in clinical practice.

Additionally, if you are aware of any other pieces of guidance or any clinical resources that are not currently published on but would be valuable for our audience, please contact the editorial team.

The Guidelines for Nurses  team

Poonum Wilkhu: Editor


Mona Munonyara: Assistant Editor


Julia Van Danzig: Editorial Director


About our access and pricing policy

Registration is free for all UK-based nurses—you will gain full access to content online and on the app.

We appreciate how valuable overseas professionals and students find our content, which is why we have developed a range of low-cost subscription options.

Why register

Registration is currently free for all UK-based nurses and you will gain full access to:

  • All Guidelines for Nurses summaries, feature articles, and educational resources.
  • Resource centres that pull together relevant content in a specific clinical area.
  • All the content on the Guidelines for Nurses app.
  • Guidelines Learning: where you can test your knowledge on a range of clinical topics and collect CPD credits.
  • Articles and tips on revalidation.
  • Our regular email bulletins that contain all the latest guidance information.

Once you have registered with Guidelines for Nurses  you will be able to update your areas of interest and responsibilities, and email communication preferences, which will ensure we bring you the most relevant content.

Updating your email preferences

If at any point you would like to review or amend the emails that you are subscribed to receive, login and visit the ‘My Newsletters’ page.

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All our email alerts aim to keep you up to date with the latest clinical guidelines, guideline implementation, CPD, learning, and events.

Independence and transparency

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The presence of the Guidelines for Nurses independent content (IC) logo ensures you can be confident that an article has been developed solely between the expert author and Guidelines for Nurses.

If a piece of content has been developed in partnership with a sponsor, the IC logo will be absent and the involvement of the company/companies will always be explained in a disclaimer at the outset.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Guidelines Learning

Guidelines Learning —our integrated platform where you can find all of our ‘Test and reflect’ multiple choice question (MCQ) modules. 

Categorised by clinical area, the modules are easy to find, and the platform allows you to pause and resume in‑progress modules. On completion of the module, you will be able to access a CPD certificate and all your activity is saved in your individual CPD tracker.

If you are already registered to one of our websites, you automatically have access to Guidelines Learning when you log in.


Important notice

From Friday 28 June 2019 the Guidelines for Nurses app will no longer be available.

All guideline summaries on the Guidelines for Nurses app will be moved to the Guidelines app.

To continue reading Guidelines for Nurses app content, please download the Guidelines app. You can still use your Guidelines for Nurses log in details to access the Guidelines app.

The Guidelines app is free to download and all of the content is accessible using your account details. The app contains all the guideline summaries that are available on as well as those available on All nurse relevant summaries will be flagged for easy reference. For more information, visit the Guidelines app page.

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To access the content on the app, just enter your email address and Guidelines for Nurses password in the login section. Don’t forget to enable push notifications so that we can let you know each time a new summary is available on the app.

  • respected, current content

  • quick access to summaries in just three taps

  • fully searchable

  • notifications when new summaries are published–all within the app

  • bookmark and notes features to keep track of favourite and relevant content.


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