Tools and resources

Appendix F: Suggested sources for scoping

Appendix F: Suggested sources for scoping

Suggested sources for scoping
Type of information Source
NICE guidance and products
Other guidance and standards
  • Evidence search (NICE Evidence Services)

  • Trip database

  • Websites of national organisations, including devolved nations (for example, NHS England, Public Health England, Social Care Institute for Excellence [SCIE], Public Health Wales, NHS Scotland, Public Health Agency -NI)

  • Royal college/professional body websites

  • Charity, and other community and voluntary sector websites (including equality organisations, for example, Race Equality Foundation's Better Health briefings)

  • Patient and service user organisation websites (NICE's Public Involvement Programme [PIP] can advise further)

Guidelines, reviews and economic evaluations
Policy and legislation
  • Government and other policy websites, including devolved nations (for example,, Department of Health, Scottish Government, Welsh Government)

  • Regulatory authority websites (for example, General Dental Council, General Medical Council)

Datasets, audits, surveys, registries

Information on the experiences of patients, service users and carers, or the target population

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