NICE Evidence Services are a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. NICE Evidence Services are for everyone working in health and social care who make decisions about treatments, interventions or the use of resources.

While NICE Evidence Services are designed primarily for professionals and practitioners, patients and the wider public are also able to search most of the content.

The services cover health, social care and public health evidence. NICE Evidence Services aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence-based decisions and consist of the following 5 resources:

Process and Methods consultation

We are updating the ‘NICE Evidence Search Process and Methods Manual’ (previously known as the ‘NHS Evidence Process and Methods Manual’) and welcome your feedback.

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Evidence Search

Provides free open access to a unique index of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information.

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Journals and Databases

Provides access to an extensive set of journals and bibliographic databases - Includes Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS)

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NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Provide primary care practitioners with access to evidence-based guidance on over 330 key conditions presenting in primary care.

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British National Formulary

Provides open access to BNF content across the UK.

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Evidence and Awareness Services

Helps busy professionals keep up to date with important new evidence in health and social care, public health and medicines.

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