Guidelines and Evidence Based Medicine

NICE

Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to assist GPs in evidence-based, cost-effective management of many conditions.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

eGuidelines

Electronic version of the ‘Guidelines’ publication.  Available free to GMC registered practitioners.

eGuidelines

BMJ Best Practice Guidelines

BMJ Best Practice

The Cochrane Library

This renowned organisation undertakes meta-analyses, reviews and gathers together reliable clinical trial data to support evidence-based practice.

The Cochrane Library

Dr Chris Cates’ EBM Site

Dr Chris Cates is a GP in Hertfordshire and a reviewer and editor with the Cochrane Airways Group. His site contains a wealth of resources about practicing Evidence Based Medicine. A particularly useful feature is an online tool which lets you produce ‘smiley face’ Cates’ charts to help explain the benefits and risks of treatment to patients.

Dr Chris Cates’ EBM Site

SIGN

Home of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network providing evidence-based guidelines, designed for NHS Scotland.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Clinical Evidence

Evidence-based guidance available to subscribers. Subsriptions are available in print, electronically or for PDAs.

BMJ Clinical Evidence

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

An excellent site providing evidence-based guidelines about conditions encountered in primary care. Also has a library of patient resources including information leaflets available to print out. Registration is free.

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Bandolier

Subscriptions are required for the latest articles but older articles are free. Bandolier provides sceptical and incisive reviews of diverse clinical topics.

Bandolier