BTS has been at the forefront of Guideline production in respiratory medicine for over 30 years. BTS was awarded NICE Accreditation for its guideline production process in November 2011 and Accreditation was renewed in 2017. NICE Acccreditation is valid for all guidelines published since July 2010, and runs until November 2021. More information on accreditation can be viewed at http://www.nice.org.uk/accreditation.
The BTS Guideline Production Manual (2016), outlines the policies and processes in relation to the preparation of BTS Guidelines for guidelines published up to 2018.
The 2018 BTS Guideline Production Manual contains the updated procedures for guideline production incorporating GRADE methodology which will be used for the production of all BTS guidelines from 2018 onwards.
BTS Guideline Group members adhere to the BTS Policy for working with the Biomedical Industry and complete an annual declaration of interest form during the period that the Guideline Group is active. Declarations of interest for current Guideline Groups are available here. For previous Guideline Groups please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidelines for respiratory care produced by BTS are listed in the BTS Guideline table below. Other Guidance on particular issues or disease areas can be found in the second table and Archived guidelines for respiratory care produced by BTS can be found in the table at the bottom of the page.
|A-Z Disease / Condition||Guideline title||Publication date||Review date/Review outcome||Status|
|Asthma||BTS/SIGN British guideline on the management of asthma||2016||Published 21 September 2016.||Valid|
|Bronchoscopy||BTS Guideline for Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy in Adults||2013||Published August 2013. Review due 2018.||Valid|
|Pneumonia adults||BTS Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: update 2009||2009||Published October 2009. Annotated guideline published 2015. Review due 2018.||Valid|
|Emergency oxygen||BTS Guideline for oxygen use in healthcare and emergency settings||2017||The updated guideline was published in May 2017.||Valid|
|Home oxygen adults||BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in Adults||2015||Published April 2015. Review due 2020.||Valid|
|NTM||BTS Guidelines for the management of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease||2017||Published November 2017.||Valid|
|Pulmonary Nodules||BTS Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Pulmonary Nodules||2015||Published August 2015. Review due in 2020.||Valid|
|Pulmonary rehabilitation||BTS Guideline on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Adults||2013||Published September 2013. Review due in 2018.||Valid|
|Macrolide (long term use)||BTS Guidelines for Long Term Macrolide Use||2018||Publication due in 2018.||In Preparation|
|Mesothelioma||BTS Guideline for the Investigation and Management of Pleural Mesothelioma||2018||Published February 2018||Valid|
|NIV||BTS/ICS Guidelines for the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Adults||2016||Published March 2016||Valid|
|Pulmonary embolism - outpatient management||BTS Guidelines for the outpatient management of pulmonary embolism||2018||BTS Guidelines for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism - published June 2018.||Valid|