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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

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Primary care toolkit

This is an American compilation of evidence-based best practices for improving patient safety through patient, family, and caregiver engagement.

BBC News

New drug for one in five breast cancers

Around 10,000 women a year in the UK might benefit from a new type of breast cancer treatment, say scientists.

BBC News

Paralysis inspires MS discovery

Dr Denise Fitzgerald was only 21 at the time, but the event helped to inspire the fledgling scientist to crack how the brain is repaired.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients

Robust evidence suggests that interventions are effective in increasing compliance with antibiotic policy and reducing duration of antibiotic treatment.


Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and treatment

This quality standard aims to improve early identification and treatment of breast cancer to prevent disease progression and reduce deaths.


Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system

This guideline covers assessing, diagnosing and managing mental health problems in adults (aged 18 and over) who are in contact with the criminal justice system.

National Institute for Health Research

Options in the care of people with depression

This Highlight provides evidence for a different way of managing care of people with depression – collaborative care – by co-ordinating this through a designated care manager.

Public Health England

Diabetic eye screening programme: pathway standards

These are the national standards for the NHS diabetic eye screening programme. The revised pathway standards will come into effect in April 2017.

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