GAIN Guidelines

All GAIN guidelines are currently reviewed on a three yearly basis. However, exceptions will be when there are changes in evidence on the existing benefits and harms of interventions or changes in outcomes considered important.

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GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1986

 

Year Title Additional Resource
Format
2016 Guideline for Admission to Midwife-led Units in Northern Ireland & Northern Ireland Normal Labour & Birth Care Pathway

Planning to Give Birth in a Midwife-led Unit in Northern Ireland (leaflet)


Northern Ireland Normal Labour and Birth Care Pathway


Planning Place of Birth


Regional In Utero Transfer Proforma

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2015 Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic Kidney Disease Literature Search May 2015

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2015 Guidelines  for caring for an infant, child, or young person who requires enteral feeding

 

Parent/Carers' Guide to Gastrostomy Enteral Feeing

 

Parent/Carers' Guide to Jejunal Enteral Feeding

 

Parent/Carers' Guide to Nasogastric Feeding

 

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2014 Regional Guidelines for the Supply of "Take-Home Medication" from Northern Ireland Emergency Departments

Leaflet for Regional Guidelines for the Supply of "Take-Home Medication" from Northern Ireland Emergency Departments

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2014 Guidelines -Treatment of Hyperkalaemia in Adult

Poster for Treatment of Hyperkalaemia in Adults 

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2014 Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC)

GAIN - Evidence Tables for Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC)

 

2014 Northern Ireland Guidelines for Acute Kidney Injury

GAIN - AKI - Algorithm

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2014 Guidelines for insertion and maintenance of Central Venous access devices in children and young people

 Update from August 2012 Guideline.

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2013

GAIN- Palliative Care Guidelines - 20 November 2013 [Appendix 2 have been updated with the final version of the ELCOS model and aid memoir]

 

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2012 Guidelines for the Oral Healthcare of Older People Living in Nursing and Residential Homes in Northern Ireland

 

 

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2012 Management of Severe Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia PDF
2011

Guidelines on the use of Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

HSC circular MHU 1 14  Mental Health (NI) Order 1986

On 15 September 2014, DHSSPS issued guidance in respect of three important safeguards in the Order: (a) the “nearest relatives” provisions; (b) the second opinion appointed doctor (SOAD) provisions; and, (c) applications to the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT). This guidance sets out the action now required to reflect policy changes pending future legislative reform through the proposed Mental Capacity Bill.  It should be noted that the revised SOAD provisions will not become effective until 1 April 2015.  
 
The GAIN Guideline must be read in conjunction with the DHSSPS circular attached.
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2011 Guidelines on Regional Immediate Discharge Documentation for patients Being Discharged from Secondary into Primary Care PDF
2011 GAIN - General Palliative Care Guidelines for the Management of Pain at the End of Life in Adult Patients Training PPT PDF
2011

GAIN - Summary of General Palliative Care Guidelines for the Management of Pain at the End of Life for Adults

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2010 Best Practice Guidance for the Provision of Domiciliary Eyecare in Nursing/Residential Homes and Day Care Facilities PDF
2010 Guidelines for Acute Kidney Injury 2010
superseded by  Guidelines for Acute Kidney Injury 2014
AKI Algorithm 2010 superseded by AKI Algorithm 2014 PDF
2010 Caring For People with a Learning Disability in General Hospital Settings Safer patient journey sought in general healthcare settings PDF
2010 Caring For People with a Learning Disability in General Hospital Settings - Easy Access Version Safer patient journey sought in general healthcare settings PDF
2010 Northern Ireland Guidelines for Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
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2010 Guidelines & Clinical Standards of Care for People with Diabetes in Care Homes
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2010 Hyponatraemia Guideline
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2009 GAIN Mastitis Guidelines
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2009 BETTER USE OF BLOOD IN NORTHERN IRELAND Guidelines for Blood Transfusion Practice
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2009 Guidelines for red cell transfusion
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2009 Hyperkalaemia Guidelines
Superceded by 2014 Hyperkalaemia guidelines
Hyperkalaemia Poster
Superceded by 2014 Hyperkalaemia guidelines
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2009 GAIN - Regional Discharge & Patient Transfer Protocol for patients with Clostridium Difficile Infection
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2008 Guidelines on the use of the Laboratory (PDF 230KB)
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CREST Guidelines

Year Title
Format

Superseded by NICE

2008 CREST -Management of Neuropathic Pain Guidelines
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2008 The Anatomay and Physiology of the Lymphatic System 
(PDF 1,519KB)
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2008 Guidelines for the use of Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of Lymphoedema (PDF 3,064KB)
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2007 Guidance on the Management of Hypertension - FAQ's (PDF 6384 KB)
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2007 Phsychological Early Warning Systems (PDF 420 KB)
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2006 Guidelines for Investigation and Management of Transient Ischaemic Attack
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2006 Crest Guidelines for the Prevention of Infection and Decontamination of Respiratory Equipment in Northern Ireland (PDF 221 KB)
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2006 Protocol for the Inter Hospital Transfer of Patients and their Records (PDF 216 KB)
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2006 Safe and Effective Use of Insulin in Secondary Care: Recommendations for Treating Hyperglycaemia in Adults (PDF 415 KB)
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2006 CREST Guidelines for Chronic Kidney Disease in Northern Ireland
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2006 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Coeliac Disease in Adults
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2006 Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation in Northern Ireland
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2005 Guidelines for the Management of Obesity in Secondary Care
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2005 CREST Guidelines on The Management of Cellulitis in Adults
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2005 Guidelines on the Management of Chronic Heart Failure in Northern Ireland
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2004 Update on Guidelines for Wound Management in Northern Ireland
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2004 Osteoporosis - Update on Guidelines on Prevention and Treatment - July 2004 (PDF 77 KB)
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2004 Management of Enteral Tube Feeding
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2003 Management of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults (PDF 248 KB)
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2003 Management of Hyponatraemia in Adults (PDF 29 KB)
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2003 Management of Hyponatraemia in Adults - Wall Chart (PDF 55 KB)
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2003 Blueprint for Diabetes Care in Northern Ireland in the 21st Century
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2001 Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy - Primary Care Summary (PDF 266 KB)
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2001 Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy (PDF 207 KB)
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2001 Management of Severe Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia (PDF 1070 KB)
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Currently Being Reviewed
2001 Ambulatory Paediatrics - Guidelines for referral and transfer (PDF 150 KB)
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2001 Osteoporosis - Guidance on the Prevention and Treatment (PDF 1162 KB)
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2001 Osteoporosis - Audit of Prevention and Treatment (PDF 108 KB)
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2001 Interim Guidance on Bupropion SR (ZYBAN) (PDF 437 KB)
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2001 Better Use of Blood in Northern Ireland (PDF 368 KB)
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2000 Revised chart for Blood Pressure Control - November 2000
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2000 Appropriateness of Laboratory Investigations (PDF 77 KB)
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2000 Guidelines on Growth Hormone Therapy (Summary) (PDF 5734 KB)
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2000 Guidelines on Growth Hormone Therapy (PDF 5752 KB)
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2000 Guidelines for the use of Anti-D Immunoglobulin for Rhesus Prophylaxis (PDF 177 KB)
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2000 Guidelines on Use of Lipid Lowering Drugs (PDF 251 KB)
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1999 Northern Ireland Protocol for Opiate Detoxification (PDF 146 KB)
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1999 Consensus Guidance on the Management of Acute Stroke (PDF 104 KB)
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1998 Review of Adult Intensive Care Services in Northern Ireland (PDF 123 KB)
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1998 Interim Guidance on Donepezil for Primary and Secondary Care Clinicians (PDF 138 KB)
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1996 Blood Pressure Control Programme for Northern Ireland (see also revised chart November 2000) (PDF 135 KB)
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1996 Diabetes Care in Northern Ireland (superseded) (PDF 69 KB)
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Reviewed by GAIN 2010
1996 Guidelines for the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Northern Ireland (PDF 109 KB)
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1994 Guidelines for Wound Management in Northern Ireland 1994
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1993 Adult Intensive Care Services in Northern Ireland (see also - review published 1998) (PDF 131 KB)
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1992 Guidelines for Clinicians on the Use of the Patient Administration System in Northern Ireland (PDF 65 KB)
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1991 Management of Operating Theatres in Northern Ireland (PDF 41 KB)
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1991 A Short Guide to Outpatient Management (PDF 50 KB)
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1990 Use and Supply of Blood Products in Northern Ireland (see also - Better Use of Blood in NI) (PDF 59 KB)
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1989 A Short Guide to Waiting List Management (PDF 28 KB)
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