Evidence and best practice resources

These resources provide access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. They are for anyone who works in health and social care and makes decisions about treatments, interventions, or the use of resources.

While the resources are designed primarily for professionals and practitioners, patients and the wider public can also search most of the content.

The resources cover health, social care and public health evidence. They aim to help professionals make better and quicker evidence-based decisions.

Evidence search

Provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

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Journals and databases

Provides access to an extensive set of journals and bibliographic databases, and includes the Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS).

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 the content of the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) across the UK.

Learn more about the BNF and BNFC

Medicines awareness service

A daily or weekly email service that provides links to current awareness and evidence-based information about medicines and prescribing.