While I'm with a patient
NICE and NICE Evidence Services offer many ways to find guidance from NICE and other evidence sources to support your practice.
NICE Pathways - guidance at your fingertips
An online tool for health and social care professionals, that provides fast access to NICE guidance, quality standards and associated products. By bisually representing everything NICE has to say on a particular topic, NICE Pathways enables you to see at a glance all of our recommendations on a specific clinical or health topic.
NICE Evidence Services - a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice.
Evidence Services aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence based decisions with access to over 200 online sources of evidence, plus the national collection of QIPP case studies and access to Athens journals. To build your own list of references to NICE and other guidance, register for My Evidence, and use your personal home page to save search criteria, search results and the pieces of information you have found as a result of your searches.
NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries - the service which provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice for over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations. The service is being regularly maintained and upgraded as and when significant new evidence emerges and up to 10 new topics will be added each year.
Top 10 guidelines for general practice
These quick links will open the NICE Pathway or the guideline for some of the most commonly used guidelines for general practice:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Feverish illness in children
- Lipid modification
- Chest pain of recent onset (acute coronary syndrome Pathway)
"The NICE chest pain guideline will help ensure people get the treatment they need when they need it. It outlines a very simple test, called calcium scoring, that GPs could do to assess heart disease risk. It measures the levels of calcium in the artery. We know that if there is no calcium in the arteries, then you can confidently say that the patient does not have heart disease."
London GP Dr Liam Smeeth, a member of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE chest pain guidance
- Low back pain
- Diarrhoea and vomiting in children under 5 and here is a link to the Assessing dehydration chart and a parent/carer advice sheet to support consultation
Do you agree with this Top 10?
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This page was last updated: 22 November 2013