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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

BBC Health

Alzheimer's blood test 'one step closer'

Researchers say they can accurately identify people on track to develop Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear, which could help the progress of drug trials.


Lyme disease (QS186)

This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing Lyme disease in people of all ages. It also includes raising public awareness about prevention. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.


Motor neurone disease: assessment and management (NG42)

This guideline covers assessing and managing motor neurone disease (MND). It aims to improve care from the time of diagnosis, and covers information and support, organisation of care, managing symptoms and preparing for end of life care.


Learning disability: behaviour that challenges (QS101)

This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and regularly reviewing the care and support needs of people with a learning disability as they grow older. People with a learning disability have many of the same age-related health and social care needs as other people, but this quality standard focuses on the specific challenges associated with their learning disability. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.


Generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder in adults (CG113)

This guideline covers the care and treatment of people aged 18 and over with generalised anxiety disorder (chronic anxiety) or panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia or panic attacks).

NICE Talks

Maternal and child nutrition, how do we get it right?

What is a healthy diet during pregnancy and how can make sure our newborns have the best start in life? To find out NICE speaks to Judith Jones who worked on our maternal and child nutrition quality standard and Orla Hugueniot, who is a senior campaign nutritionist at Public Health England.

NIHR Signal

Routine engagement in end of life planning can improve health outcomes for people with heart failure

Interventions that encourage healthcare professionals to engage in advance care planning with heart failure patients can work more effectively than stand-alone training activities in improving health outcomes.

NIHR Signal

Antibiotics reduce complications after assisted vaginal delivery

Preventative antibiotics halve the risk of infection for women who have assisted vaginal delivery using forceps or suction-cup devices. About 10% of women receiving antibiotics develop an infection within six weeks of delivery compared with 20% of women who receive a placebo.

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