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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


The importance of facilitation and context

Facilitation and context and how they enable or hinder getting evidence into practice, a blog by Theresa Shaw.


Quality Standard: Liver disease (QS152)

This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and managing chronic liver disease in children, young people and adults, and cirrhosis in young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.


Quality Standard: Multimorbidity (QS153)

This quality standard covers clinical assessment, prioritising and managing healthcare for adults aged 18 years and over with 2 or more long-term health conditions (multimorbidity).


Quality Standard: Violent and aggressive behaviours in people with mental health problems (QS154)

This quality standard covers short-term prevention and management of violent and physically threatening behaviour among adults, children and young people with a mental health problem.


Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health

This guideline covers road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health. It aims to improve air quality and so prevent a range of health conditions and deaths.


Digital therapies

NICE is to start assessing new digital therapies that will help treat more people with anxiety and depression.

National Institute for Health Research

New evidence for lower blood pressure targets

Risk of stroke and heart attack decreases with lower systolic blood pressure such as 120 mmHg and 130 mmHg compared with a higher level of 160 mmHg. Lower target pressures are associated with an increased risk of serious adverse events like fainting. The target with the best balance between efficacy and safety in this research seems to be 130 mmHg.

National Institute for Health Research

An emergency department protocol to restore circulation doesn't improve outcomes in septic shock

The six hour treatment protocol aims to restore circulation for people with septic shock based on treatments that progress in a structured sequence before admission to intensive care. The protocol requires early placement of a central venous catheter.

National Institute for Health Research

Who are the NIHR? #WeAreNIHR

A new video has been released to explain who the NIHR is and what it does. The video, which is less than one minute long, describes the NIHR ‘in a nutshell’ and features people from across the NIHR who are working towards improving the health and wealth of the nation through research.

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