What are Decision Aids?

There are times when you need to make decisions about your health. This could be about which treatment is best for you, or whether you should have a screening test. There may be many different options.

Decision Aids will help you (and your doctor or nurse) to understand what your options are. You can see what the benefits and risks of each option are, to help you and your nurse or doctor come to a decision that is right for you.

We currently have advice for the following conditions and medical choices:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (NHS) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (NHS)
Acne (NHS) AF and Stroke Prevention (Patient.co.uk)
Amniocentesis (Option Grids) Anal Fissure in Adults (Magic)
Angina (Option Grids) Atrial fibrillation - reducing the risk of stroke (Magic)
Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter Stroke Prevention (NHS) Atrial fibrillation: medicines to help reduce your risk of a stroke (NICE)
Birth Options after previous Caesarean Section (NHS) Bladder Cancer (NHS)
Breast Cancer (Option Grids) Breast Reconstruction (Option Grids)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Magic) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (NHS)
Cataracts (NHS) Chronic Kidney Disease (Option Grids)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (NHS) Contraceptive Choices (Magic)
Crohn's Disease (Option Grids) Dabigatran or Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation (Option Grids)
Depression (NHS) Diabetes: Additional Treatments to Improve Control (NHS)
Diabetes: Improving Control (NHS) Down's Syndrome Diagnostic Testing (NHS)
Down's Syndrome Screening (Option Grids) Employment and Mental Health (Option Grids)
End of Life: Place of Care (NHS) Enlarged Prostate (Magic)
Epilepsy Surgery (Option Grids) Epilepsy Treatments and Pregnancy (Option Grids)
Established Kidney Failure (NHS) Fluid in the Middle Ear (Option Grids)
Gallstones (NHS) Glue Ear in Children (NHS)
Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Option Grids) Heavy Menstrual Bleeding - Menorrhagia (NHS)
High Blood Pressure (NHS) High Cholesterol (NHS)
HIV Test (Option Grids) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Option Grids)
Inguinal Hernia (NHS) Diabetes: Insulin Treatment (Option Grids)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Magic) Kidney Dialysis (NHS)
Kidney Transplant (NHS) Language Options for Deaf Infants and Children
Leg Cramps (Magic) Localised Prostate Cancer (NHS)
Localised Prostate Cancer (Option Grids) Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (NHS)
Lung Cancer (NHS) Menorrahgia (Magic)
Multiple Sclerosis (NHS) Newborn Circumcision (Option Grids)
Obesity (NHS) Oophorectomy (Option Grids)
Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee (Magic) Osteoarthritis of the Hip (NHS)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee (NHS) Osteoarthritis of the Hip (Option Grids)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee (Option Grids) Plantar Fasciitis (Magic)
PSA Test (Option Grids) PSA Testing (NHS)
PSA Testing (Patient.co.uk) Rectal Cancer (NHS)
Recurrent Sore Throat (NHS) Rheumatoid Arthritis (NHS)
Sciatica (Option Grids) Smoking - Stopping (Magic)
Smoking Cessation (NHS) Sore Throat (Option Grids)
Spinal Stenosis (Option Grids) Stable Angina (NHS)
Tennis Elbow (Magic) Tonsillectomy (Option Grids)
Warts and Verrucas (Magic)