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Evidence-based practice

handsA range of evidence-based and other resources are available to help inform patient care or support your study including:

Clinical Knowledge Summaries Provided by NICE – summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
BMJ Best Practice Point of care tool – evidence-based clinical decision making tool to help manage patient diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention. Register for a personal account to log CPD points and use the BMJ Best Practice app.
Cochrane Library includes database of systematic reviews and central register of controlled trials
NICE Evidence search Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health. Sources include: Sources include: British National Formulary (BNF), BNF for Children, SIGN, Royal Colleges, Social Care Online and GOV.UK. You can also browse NICE Guidance, NICE Pathways & Standards & Indicators.
TRiP database TRiP is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. NHS staff have access to TRiP PRO from NHS networked PCs. Video tutorials on how to search TRiP can be found here on YouTube.
uptodate-logo Evidence-based clinical decision support resource. Specialty topics are written and peer-reviewed by medical professionals and evidence-based. UpToDate is can be accessed via ‘Non-clinical systems’ on RD&E Hub, or externally via NHS OpenAthens.

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