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Stay up to date with developments in the evidence base

Open pillThe development of patient information materials should not be seen as a one-off exercise. It requires a commitment to produce regular updates. Many of the useful evidence sources included on this site provide regular email updates that can help you to do this.

Why is this important?

The development of patient information materials should not be seen as a one off exercise. It requires a long term commitment to produce regular updates and to withdraw out of date materials from circulation.

Coulter A, Entwistle V & Gilbert D., Sharing decisions with patients: Is the information good enough? (1999.) 318: 318-322. British Medical Journal.

You must keep your professional knowledge and skills up to date.

Good medical practice. (2013.) Domain 1, point 8.. General Medical Council.
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Resources to support you

  • How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper

    Blog on how to read a scientific research paper so that you can come to an informed opinion on the latest research in your field of interest.

  • NICE newsletters and alerts

    A link to seven email lists to help you keep up to date with evidence alerts, medicines news, primary care, public health and news from  NICE.

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How have others done this?

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