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Guidelines & Publications

NICE Guidelines

** N.B. New NICE guidance (QS195) on quality standards for urinary stones now available: 
(see link below) which will be used to monitor the Renal Colic Snapshot Audit for 2020

GreenLight laser for BPH
(last updated May 2017)
Pre-operative routine tests
(last updated Jan 2018)
Prostate artery embolisation (PAE)
(last updated Apr 2018)
Renal & ureteric colic guidelines
(last updated Jan 2019)
Renal and ureteric stones quality standard **
(last updated Jul 2020)
(last updated Sep 2017)

European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines

The EAU produces evidence-based guidelines for the management of both benign and malignant urological conditions. Being guidelines (and not protocols), they are advisory rather than proscriptive.

A complete collection of all EAU guidelines, in a single volume, can be downloaded using the link below.

In addition, the EAU has released an app containing a "pocket" version of its guidelines; to obtain this app, go to your provider's App Store and search for "EAU Pocket Guidelines".

Extended Guidelines Document (last updated 2016)

Individual guidelines relevant to the Section can be downloaded using the links in the table below.

Lasers & technology
      (last updated 2014)
Robotic & single-site surgery
      (last updated 2014)
Upper tract urothelial cancer
      (last updated 2017)
      (last updated 2017)
Urological infections
      (last updated 2017)
       (last reviewed 2017)
  Infographic for the risk of thrombosis & bleeding in urological surgery (ROTBUS) - Nov 2017

UK & EAU Guidelines Compared

The British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) has recently published a "Guideline of Guidelines" for kidney stones, based on the EAU guidelines. Click here to access the enhanced version of this article. You need to be logged into MyBAUS before accessing this link.

In March 2018, the Journal of Clinical Urology (JCU) published a series of commisioned articles by British urologists in which the current UK and European Association of Urology guidelines were compared. Comparisons relevant to this Section are listed below.  

Click item to view a PDF of the full article published in the Journal of Clinical Urology Vol 11(2); 81-153. Individual articles have a facility to check for updates by clicking on the appropriate button in the top left corner of the text:

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men


Latest Publications

GIRFT Updated

GIRFT Updated

Mr Simon Harrison has circulated the following information for BAUS members:  “... Following... Read more

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