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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

Cancer Research UK

Paying the price: new evidence on the link between price promotions, purchasing of less healthy food and drink, and overweight and obesity in Great Britain

The study, which looked at the habits of more than 16,000 British households, found that people whose shopping baskets contained around 40-80 per cent of goods on special offer have more than a 50 per cent increased chance of being obese.

Medical Research Council

UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence: final report 2018

This report demonstrates how the legacy of a UK-wide network of centres of excellence has helped fuel future public health and prevention research. The report also shows how 10 years of collaborative work by these centres – based in Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Nottingham, Cambridge and Cardiff – has exceeded expectations of what was thought possible in 2008.


Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm

This guideline covers specific aspects of respiratory support (for example, oxygen supplementation, assisted ventilation, treatment of some respiratory disorders, and aspects of monitoring) for preterm babies in hospital.


Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women: management

This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women aged 18 and over. It also covers complications associated with mesh surgery for these conditions.


Lung cancer: diagnosis and management

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancer. It aims to improve outcomes for patients by ensuring that the most effective tests and treatments are used, and that people have access to suitable palliative care and follow-up.


Mental health

This report from NICE considers how evidence-based guidance can contribute to improvements in the care of people with mental health conditions. The report reviews how NICE recommendations for cost-effective care are being used in priority areas of the health and care system.

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