Head injury (CG176)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'head injury'
Triage, assessment, investigation and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults
This clinical guideline updates and replaces Head injury (NICE clinical guideline 56). It offers evidence-based advice on the care of children, young people and adults with head injury.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: head injury
This page was last updated: 28 January 2014
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Baseline assessment tool
- Clinical audit tool
- Costing report
- Costing template
- CG176 Head injury: imaging algorithm
- CG176 Head injury: suggested written discharge advice
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The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.