Archive for April, 2011

NHS Evidence site maintenance

The NHS Evidence HIR site ( will undergo maintenance tonight (Tuesday 19th April), between 7-9pm.

Please note that there may be a short loss of service during this time.


April 19, 2011 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

Clinical Knowledge Summaries- new topics and updates

7 new topics have been added to and 12 topics have been updated on the NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) during March 2011. CKS is a source of evidence-based information and practical ‘know how’ about the common conditions managed in primary care. It is aimed at healthcare professionals working in primary and first-contact care. The new topics are:
– Bruising (new)
– Chest pain (new)
– Contraception – emergency
– Meningitis (bacterial)/meningococcal septicaemia (new)
– Osteoporosis – prevention of fragility fractures (new)
– Contraception – assessment
– Contraception – barrier methods and spermicide
– Contraception – combined hormonal methods
– Contraception – IUS/IUD
– Contraception – natural family planning
– Contraception – progestogen only
– Contraception – sterilization
– Antenatal care – uncomplicated pregnancy (new)
– Boils, carbuncles and staphylococcal carriage
– Knee pain – assessment (new)
– Melanoma and pigmented lesions (new)
– Otitis media with offusion
– Paronychia – acute
– Whitlow (staphylococcal and herpetic)

April 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Preview the new NHS Evidence

A new version of NHS Evidence is coming  soon. Click here for a short preview of  the changes ahead.

April 7, 2011 at 2:17 pm Leave a comment

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