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Consensus documents

Our consensus documents are designed for clinicians and allied health professionals involved in treating patients who have cystic fibrosis.

The documents are written by clinicians and scientists in a range of specialist areas, and provide guidance in key and emerging areas of cystic fibrosis care and treatment.

Consensus documents are only available to view online. Printed copies are not available.

Download our publications list (PDF 98KB) to see all of our publications.

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Read the guidelines on NTM infection issued by Thorax, the international journal for health professionals working in respiratory medicine.

Last updated 25.04.17

Standards of Care and Good Clinical Practice for the Physiotherapy Management of Cystic Fibrosis. Third edition. April 2017. (PDF 559KB)

Consensus document outlining standards of care and good practice for physiotherapy. Published: April 2017

Last updated 23.09.16

Nutritional Management of Cystic Fibrosis. September 2016. (PDF 315KB)

Consensus document on nutritional management of cystic fibrosis. Published: September 2016

Last updated 24.11.16

NTM guidelines. December 2017. (PDF 176KB)

Suggestions for infection prevention and control of Mycobacterium abscessus. Published: December 2017

Last updated 01.11.16

Standards for the Clinical Care of Children and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK. Second edition. December 2011. (PDF 330KB)

Consensus document outlining standards of care. Published: December 2011

Last updated 01.11.16

Pharmacy Standards of Care. November 2011 (PDF 131KB)

Consensus document outlining pharmacy standards in CF care. Published: November 2011

Last updated 01.11.16

Laboratory Standards for Processing Microbiological Samples from People with Cystic Fibrosis. First edition. September 2010. (PDF 311KB)

Consensus document outlining laboratory standards for processing microbiological samples. Published: September 2010

Last updated 01.11.16

Antibiotic Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. Third edition. May 2009. (PDF 670KB)

Consensus document on antibiotic treatment for cystic fibrosis. Published: May 2009

Last updated 01.11.16

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). April 2008. (PDF 163KB)

Consensus document on MRSA. Published: April 2008

Last updated 01.11.16

European cystic fibrosis bone mineralisation guidelines. February 2011. (PDF 150KB)

Consensus document on bone mineralisation in cystic fibrosis. Published: February 2011

Last updated 01.11.16

Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in people with Cystic Fibrosis. Suggestions for Prevention and Infection Control. Second Edition. November 2004. (PDF 179KB)

Consensus document on prevention and infection control of Pseudemonas aeruginosa. Published: November 2004

Last updated 01.11.16

The Burkholderia cepacia Complex - Suggestions for Prevention and Infection Control. Second edition. September 2004. (PDF 181KB)

Consensus document on suggestions for prevention and infection control of Burkholderia cepacia Complex. Published: September 2004

Last updated 01.11.16

Management of Cystic Fibrosis-related Diabetes Mellitus. June 2004.(PDF 419KB)

Consensus document on managing CF-related diabetes mellitus. Published: June 2004

Last updated 01.11.16

National Consensus Standards for the Nursing Management of Cystic Fibrosis. May 2001. (PDF 263KB)

Consensus document on standards for nursing management of CF. Published: May 2001


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