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Principles of evidence based practice

NICE Guidance: Evidence into Practice is an e-learning programme that offers practical advice about using evidence based medicine in daily practice. The content has been developed by NICE in conjunction with Leeds and St George's Medical Schools.

The modules reflect the principles used in the formulation of NICE guidance and illustrate implementation with practical examples.

The eight sessions of e-learning cover the following four topics:

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Principles of decision making in healthcare
  • Changing clinical practice
  • Audit and feedback

e-GP provides access to the e-GP online e-learning resource for NHS General Practitioners and doctors undertaking specialty training for UK general practice, jointly developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).

The e-GP resource provides a programme of e-learning modules covering the RCGP curriculum. Each module is made up of reflective and interactive e-learning sessions that enhance GP training and support preparation for appraisal and revalidation.

On 29 July 2010, e-GP offered a total of 364 sessions: 215 e-GP sessions, and 148 other e-LfH sessions including 53 on medical leadership.

"The NICE guidelines on chest pain are really useful for early diagnosis and for delivering quick and appropriate care for those people whose symptoms are more acute. We continue to see worrying increases in patients presenting key risk factors for acute coronary syndromes; obesity, diabetes and lack of exercise, and the appropriate management of these conditions must remain of the highest priority. NICE guidance that leads to improvements in diagnosis and treatment for patients with these conditions, and as a consequence improves their clinical outcomes will be welcomed by GPs and their teams."

Professor Steve Field, former Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

This page was last updated: 22 February 2011

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