Key resources to help keep your practice up-to-date

Clinical knowledge summaries

  • summaries of the most common and significant presentations in primary care
  • clear, practical knowledge to help you put UK guideline recommendations into practice 
  • the best evidence, national guidance, policies and practice collated and summarised


NICE pathways

  • quick reference to the range of guidance from NICE for a particular topic
  • easily view all of our recommendations in one place
  • includes quality standards, social care guidelines and implementation tools

Find a pathway

NICE evidence services

  • fast, free and easy-to-use library of credible sources of health information  
  • search results are ranked according to relevance and quality  
  • save your searches and receive regular updates about new information in your field of interest

Search our library

Professional development (CPD)

Measuring and auditing

Revalidation requires GPs to complete 2 full-cycle clinical audits during a revalidation period. We have advice and resources to help you to measure and audit your progress:

  • Baseline assessment tools give you a snapshot of current practice when guidance is published, and help identify if you need to make changes.
  • NICE audit tools provide ready-to-use criteria and data collection tools for technology appraisals, clinical guidelines and selected interventional. procedures and public health guidance. Tailor for general practice by selecting the recommendations and criteria that apply to general practice.
  • The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) provides case studies and guidance on involving patients in audit.
  • The RCGP provides guidance on clinical audit in primary care, including help with structuring an audit.

GP reference panel

A quick and easy way for GPs to get involved in the development of NICE guidance.

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Case studies

See how other practices have been implementing our guidance to improve the quality of care.


Access the BNF and BNF for Children for up-to-date prescribing information.

Practice checklist

  • Have a nominated lead for NICE guidance and resources
  • Audit to measure effective implementation
  • Have a plan in place to review, act and make changes
  • Raise staff awareness of NICE guidance, advice and resources
  • Use NICE guidance for your practice education and training