Evidence Base

EvidenceEvidence based practice is often defined as a conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.

Evidence based practice seeks to assess the quality of evidence of the risks and benefits of treatments (including the lack of treatment) that may have a direct impact on clinical decisions made by NHS professionals and patient care.
 
Evidence-based practice supports a bottom up approach that integrates the best available evidence with clinical expertise in making clinical decisions.
 

NHS Wales e-Library for Health

The e-Library for health is an online resource for NHS Wales provided by the NHS Wales Informatics Service. It provides links to sources of evidence primarily intended for NHS Wales staff.


NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence is a free service providing quick and easy access to quality health and social care information. It is aimed at everyone working in health and social cares.


NICE Pathways

NICE Pathways is an online tool for health and social care professionals that brings together all related National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance and associated products in a set of interactive topic-based diagrams. The pathways visually represent everything NICE has said on a particular topic.
 
Each pathway includes all relevant NICE guidance, including clinical guidelines, public health guidance, technology appraisals, interventional procedures, medical technology and diagnostics guidance, and quality standards, and accompanying tools produced by NICE to support implementation.
 
NICE Pathways represent current NICE guidance and only make reference to NICE documents. The pathways do not include information or guidance from other sources or previously unpublished guidance.


Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.