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

NICE

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NICE is supporting the NHS and social care to respond quickly to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. They have brought together information that may help you.

NICE

Tinnitus

Assessment and management. This guideline covers the assessment, investigation and management of tinnitus in primary, community and secondary care. It offers advice to healthcare professionals on supporting people presenting with tinnitus and on when to refer for specialist assessment and management.

NICE

Around 10,000 people could benefit from new migraine drug as NICE says it’s cost-effective

NICE has published final draft guidance which recommends fremanezumab (also called Ajovy and made by Teva Pharmaceuticals) for preventing chronic migraine.

NIHR

COVID-19

Department of Health and Social Care issues guidance on the impact on COVID-19 on research funded or supported by NIHR. The NIHR community must prioritise nationally- sponsored COVID-19 research activity, a key element of the Government’s overall response.

NIHR

5 Ways Research Could Save the NHS Money

This highlight features five carefully selected NIHR Signals that show how research could help to save the NHS money. This collection covers a range of treatments and initiatives that are cost effective for the NHS - with the savings shown in shareable infographics.

NIHR

Risk of death from stroke falls by 24%

The risk of death and disability after a stroke fell significantly between 2000 and 2015 and an estimated 6,300 more patients annually are surviving their stroke, according to research supported by the NIHR.

NIHR

UK Government commits £12million to research into preventable diseases

The UK Government has committed an extra £12million to the National Institute for Health Research in 2020/21 for research into preventable diseases. The additional investment will allow the NIHR to improve understanding of how to reduce the burden of preventable illness and spread the distribution of health and care research expertise across the country.

NIHR Signal

Using wires to fix wrist fracture has good long-term outcome

Fixing a displaced broken wrist with wires is as effective as fixation with locking plates in the long term. Wrist function and pain continue to improve in the five years following either operation, with no evidence of a difference between the two treatments.

NIHR Signal

Conventional fillings may not add much to standard prevention for decay in baby teeth

Sealing in decay, improving tooth hygiene and using conventional fillings all work to prevent future dental pain and infection for children with decay in baby teeth. The approaches are equally acceptable to children and parents.

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