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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

British Association of Dermatologists

Guidelines for biologic therapy for psoriasis 2017

The guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the use of biologic therapies in adults, children and young people for the treatment of psoriasis.


Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk

This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition.


Endometriosis: diagnosis and management

This guideline aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of endometriosis, and to provide clear advice on what action to take when women with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings.


End of life care for infants, children and young people

This quality standard covers end of life care for infants, children and young people who have a life-limiting condition. It also covers support for family members and carers. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.


Physical health of people in prisons

This quality standard covers the assessment, diagnosing and management of physical health problems of adults aged 18 years and older in prisons or young offender institutes.



This quality standard covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

NIHR Highlight

Childhood eczema

This Highlight presents findings from studies looking at a range of treatments for childhood eczema. It includes feedback from parents and their children who have eczema, and gain a better understanding of caring for eczema direct from a GP and dermatologists, alongside the support provided by national organisations.

NIHR Signal

Drug reduces deaths from bleeding after childbirth

Tranexamic acid, given to women who bleed heavily after giving birth, reduced the risk of death by 31% when given within three hours. This trial included 20,060 women with postpartum haemorrhage who were randomly assigned to receive tranexamic acid or placebo.

NIHR Signal

Carers of stroke survivors voice an unmet need for practical and emotional support

This review describes how family, friends and spouses often felt emotionally overwhelmed, excluded from important discussions about the stroke survivor’s rehabilitation or unsupported in adapting to their caring role.

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