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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

BBC News

Urine test for CJD 'a possibility'

Urine could potentially be used for a quick and simple way to test for CJD or "human mad cow disease", say scientists in the journal JAMA Neurology.

NHS National Institute for Health Research

Questionnaires directed at smokers improve detection of chronic lung disease in general practice

Practices using questionnaires to identify individuals at risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increased the number of new cases found.

NHS National Institute for Health Research

More Alzheimer’s patients could benefit from antipsychotic drug

Research supported by the NIHR Queen Square Dementia Biomedical Research Unit could result in safer and more effective prescription of an antipsychotic drug licensed for treatment of dementia.


New and updated guidance

NICE has published new and updated guidance on UrgoStart for chronic wounds, Woundchek Protease Status for assessing elevated protease status in chronic wounds and pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV in adults at high risk.


NICE address mental health within the criminal justice system

All staff working within the criminal justice system should receive training to recognise and respond to mental health problems, says NICE. New draft guidance seeks to improve the assessment, treatment and prevention of mental health problems in adults.


NICE recommends new drug osimertinib for hundreds of people with lung cancer

People with lung cancer will now have access to new drug osimertinib, also known as Tagrisso, after NICE says it should be made available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). Osimertinib is recommended to treat a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer.

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