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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

International Journal for Quality in Health Care

Evaluating quality improvement methods and economics of preventable adverse events in the health care

The aim of the study was to establish evidence through the literature on the cost of Preventable Adverse Events (PAVs) to member states of the Joint Action European Union Network for Patient Safety and Quality of Care.


Vitamin D: increasing supplement use in at-risk groups – guidance PH56 (update)

This guidance has been updated following publication of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition vitamin D and health report 2016. At-risk age ranges have been updated, as well as reference nutrient intake details and links to the new SACN report


Spondyloarthritis in over16s (NG65)

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis that is suspected or confirmed in adults who are 16 years or older. It aims to raise awareness of the features of spondyloarthritis and provide clear advice on what action to take when people with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings.


Head injury: assessment and early management (CG176)

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. It promotes effective clinical assessment so that people receive the right care for the severity of their head injury, including referral directly to specialist care if needed.


Oral health in care homes (QS151)

This quality standard covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes (with and without nursing provision). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.


Nutrition support in adults (QS24)

This quality standard covers care for adults (aged 18 and over) who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in hospital or in the community.

NIHR Signal

Steroid injections

Injecting steroids into the space behind the ear drum may be a safer alternative to injections of gentamycin for treating Ménière’s disease.

NIHR Signal

Surgical replacement of aortic valves offers good long-term survival

People undergoing surgery to replace a narrowed aortic heart valve (aortic stenosis) have only slightly lower life expectancy than people without the condition. Surgery was also associated with a low rate of stroke.

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