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Evidence based practice

News items that focus on evidence based practice

Highlighting evidence based practice guidelines, research and tools from across the UK.

This theme explores what it means to practise in line with best available evidence. It highlights evidence based practice guidelines, research and other tools and updates on evidence based techniques and processes from across the UK. International content from credible resources is also included.

Evidence based practice

NICE guideline

Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia.

NICE guideline

Hearing loss in adults: assessment and management

This guideline covers some aspects of assessing and managing hearing loss in primary, community and secondary care. It aims to improve the quality of life for adults with hearing loss by advising healthcare staff on assessing hearing difficulties, managing earwax and referring people for audiological or specialist assessment and management.

NICE podcast

Eradicating HIV, is it possible?

The number of diagnosed HIV cases has dropped dramatically in recent years. Dr Nicky O’Connor from Public Health England discusses what has made this possible. Sue describes how it feels to be diagnosed with HIV and Ross talks about the current stigma.

National Institute for Health Research

NIHR supports staff in promoting research across the NHS

The NIHR has announced the launch of a new package of resources aimed at supporting existing NIHR staff in encouraging their clinical and care colleagues to get involved in research, as well as raising their awareness of research taking place and helping them support more patients to take part in research.

National Institute for Health Research

NIHR launches new global health research programme

The NIHR has opened the first funding call for its brand new global health research programme - the NIHR Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation (RIGHT) programme. The £30 million funding programme will commission research to benefit the health and wealth of the poorest people living in Low and Middle Income Countries.

NIHR Signal

Group-based diet and exercise programmes can lead to weight loss

The evidence is growing that group-based weight loss programmes can offer effective and acceptable options for overweight people, particularly men. On average, people in group dietary advice and exercise programmes lose 3.5kg more than non-participants by six months – a modest 4% weight loss overall but less than the 5% that is often regarded as clinically important.

NIHR Signal

Yoga-based exercise can improve well-being for older people

Yoga-based exercise offers a safe and accessible way to improve health-related quality of life and mental well-being for people over 60. Evidence for a moderate benefit of yoga in later life now extends beyond improved balance and flexibility.

NIHR Signal

Cannabis derivative may reduce seizures in some severe drug-resistant epilepsies, but adverse events increase

In people with some types of severe, drug-resistant epilepsy, adding cannabidiol to their treatment may reduce seizure frequency and improve quality of life compared with a placebo.

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