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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

Health Data Research UK

NHSX welcomes new health data research hubs

The seven new research hubs will focus on improving the lives of people with specific diseases, such as cancer, Crohn’s disease and asthma. Patients, researchers and clinicians will work with companies in each hub to support research that aims to improve understanding of the disease.

National Institute for Health Research

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with a modest weight loss of 10% or more

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that people with type 2 diabetes who achieve modest weight loss of 10% or more in the first few years after being diagnosed have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission.


More than one thousand neonatal admissions could be avoided per year by following NICE guidance

Regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies, as highlighted in NICE’s impact report.


Cellulitis and erysipelas: antimicrobial prescribing

This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for adults, young people, children and babies aged 72 hours and over with cellulitis and erysipelas. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.


NICEimpact: maternity and neonatal care

This report focuses on how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care. It finds that if all maternity units applied NICE’s recommendations on twin and triplet pregnancies, it could lead to 634 fewer emergency caesarean sections and 1,308 fewer neonatal admissions in England per year.


Shared learning case studies

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) encourages people to share examples of how they have used NICE guidance and standards to improve local health and social care services. Visit the NICE website for information on how to submit an example, or find a case study from over 800 that have been submitted.


NICE Guideline NG140 Abortion care

This guideline covers care for women of any age (including girls and young women under 18) who request an abortion.

NICE Clinical Guideline CG191 Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults.

Public Health England

Malaria prevention guidelines for travellers from the UK

In this update, Uzbekistan, Paraguay, Algeria and Argentina are declared free of malaria as per the World Health Organisation. Greater attention to application of insect repellent is urged, as there is evidence that many travellers do not apply it correctly.

Public Health England

Influenza: treatment and prophylaxis using anti-viral agents

In this update further information on the recommended dosing for renal dysfunction in adults and children is provided, as well additional information on antivirals and breastfeeding and management of neonates exposed to mothers with confirmed seasonal influenza.

Royal Osteoporosis Society

Effective secondary prevention of fragility fractures

Clinical standards for Fracture Liaison Services.

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