SIGN Guidelines

SIGN Guidelines

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- eHealth Award Winner 2011 - Best NHS Scotland use of Mobile Technology -


SIGN guideline recommendations are available on the move with the award-winning SIGN app. Developed by the SIGN Executive in collaboration with Root Creative, Glasgow.

Updated in 2014 for new operating systems, the SIGN app now features a clean, modern look enhanced by a modern sans-serif font, combining elegance with legibility.

New features include:

• Send PDF button, send a PDF version of the Guideline you are viewing to a mailbox address.

New content includes:

SIGN 136: Management of chronic pain
This guideline provides recommendations and treatment pathways based on current evidence for best practice in the assessment and management of adults with chronic non-malignant pain in non specialist settings, including self management, pharmacological, psychological, physical, complementary and dietary therapies.

SIGN 135: Management of epithelial ovarian cancer
In 2003, SIGN published a guideline on the management of epithelial ovarian cancer, since then new evidence has been published in many areas covered by the recommendations in that guideline resulting in the need for this selective update.

SIGN 134: Treatment of primary breast cancer
This guideline provides recommendations on surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine therapy and trastuzumab.

The use of complementary therapies and lifestyle management, including diet and exercise, are not addressed, but other sources of information on these areas are included.

SIGN 133: Management of hepatitis C
The guideline provides evidence based recommendations

• Screening
• testing
• diagnosis
• referral
• treatment, care and follow up of infants, children and adults with, or exposed to, HCV infection.


The QRG content is enhanced with material from the main guideline and online resources, linked to the SIGN website. The app features keyword search, bookmarking and access to the SIGN website. New QRGs will be available as an update as they are published, building into a complete library.


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Support web site:

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Recently changed in this version

NEW guidelines:

• SIGN 138: Dental interventions to prevent caries in children
• SIGN 137: Management of lung cancer

UPDATED guidelines:

• SIGN 104: Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery

Comments and ratings for SIGN Guidelines
  • (70 stars)

    by Alan Gd on 30/06/2014

    Having the short summaries automatically part of the app is so much better than having to wait for a download (often on the ward where there is no WiFi or mobile signal). Well done on the update.

  • (70 stars)

    by Kwun Tsun Chan on 06/03/2014

    But more guidelines need to be added to this mobile app.

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    by Uvais Season on 23/12/2013

    Nice very nice

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    by Ahmed Ebada on 09/10/2013


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    by Saurabh Vijay on 15/03/2013


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    by DR FAWAD Ali on 09/03/2013


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    by Sean P on 08/03/2013

    The latest update works perfectly ok for me.