SIGN Guidelines

SIGN Guidelines

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


Updated: August 2014

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.

• Split screen viewing and browsing (iPad only).

New content includes:

SIGN 139: Care of deteriorating patients - Consensus recommendations

SIGN 139 provides consensus recommendations based on expert opinion for best practice in the management of deteriorating adult patients. The recommendations are intended to guide NHSScotland boards, hospitals and health professionals in the development of local systems that will deliver reliable recognition and response to the deteriorating patients in their care.

SIGN 140: Management of primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

SIGN 140 provides recommendations for referral, management and follow up of patients aged 18 years and over with primary invasive SCC. It addresses pathological, clinical and tumour features, or combination of features, that best facilitate risk stratification in patients with primary invasive cutaneous SCC.


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.


Main web site:

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
  • (69 stars)

    by Muhammad Khan on 01/10/2014


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    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.

  • (69 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