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Patient publications


Patient versions of guidelines are booklets that ‘translate’ guideline recommendations and their rationales originally produced for health professionals into a form that is more easily understood and used by patients and the public.

By writing information from guidelines in an accessible format, we are empowering people to take part in decisions about their treatment and care.

Acute coronary syndromes


  • Adults
  • Parents and carers
  • Pregnancy


  • Adults
  • Young people
  • Parents and carers

Brain injury rehabilitation in adults

Cardiac rehab

Cardiac arrhythmias in coronary heart disease (being updated)

Chronic heart failure



Managing bacterial urinary-tract infections in adults

Managing chronic pain

Managing schizophrenia

Management of primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Management of stable angina (being updated)

Mood disorders during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby

Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Risk estimation and the prevention of cardiovascular disease (being updated)

SIGN 100: a handbook for patient and carer representatives

Stroke assessment

Stroke rehabilitation

Treating depression without using prescribed medication

Patient information booklets

Peer reviewing a draft SIGN guideline: Information for patients, carers
and members of the public

SIGN Guidelines: information for patients, carers and members of the public (PDF)

Patient newsletter

Patient newsletter September 2017 (PDF)

Patient newsletter March 2017 (PDF)

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