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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

Department of Health

A framework for mental health research

This framework provides a collective view of how mental health research should develop in the UK over the next decade. It sets out a structure to improve co-ordination and strengthen the focus on areas where mental health research is likely to translate into significant health benefit.

Implementation Science

Towards evidence-based palliative care in nursing homes in Sweden

This study explores organizational readiness to implement palliative care based on evidence-based guidelines in nursing homes in Sweden. The aim was to identify barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based palliative care in nursing homes.


Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis

This guideline covers recognising and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children and young people from birth up to 19 years.


Decision making and mental capacity

Health and social care professionals should support people to make decisions who find it difficult. They should support people even if they make a decision that they may disagree with.


NICE final draft guidance recommends gene therapy for rare ‘bubble baby syndrome’

Strimvelis, a treatment for an ultra-rare inherited immune deficiency condition that has been dubbed ‘bubble baby syndrome’ has been approved by NICE in final draft guidance.


Mesh for vaginal wall prolapse should only be used in the context of research

Updated advice says current evidence on the safety of the procedure shows there are serious, but well-recognised safety concerns.


Multiple sclerosis patients to have routine access to beta interferon drug

Multiple sclerosis drug, Extavia, has been approved for routine funding on the NHS. A discount to the price of this drug now means it can be recommended as a cost effective option for adults with relapsing- remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) or secondary progressive MS with continued relapses.

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