NHS Evidence is changing

The simple search facility on NHS Evidence provides health and social care professionals with access to specialised content, including national collections of evidence in areas such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular
and commissioning.

Other specialised content being introduced from May includes a new focus on medicines information. For the first time, users will be able to search key sources simultaneously – including British National Formulary (BNF), National electronic Library for Medicines (NeLM) and National Prescribing Centre (NPC)– to quickly and easily access information pertinent to their professional practice.

It will also be possible for users to browse new clinical topic areas – developed by clinicians – which will bring together the latest guidelines, high quality patient information, ongoing trials and other selected information. Users will be able to register and get regular updates on changes to guidance.
NHS staff who have an Athens account will continue to get free access to paid-for databases of evidence (e.g. MEDLINE, CINAHL), e-books and key journals (e.g. BMJ, JAMA).

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1. All the newsletters / bulletins have stopped;

2. The RSS feeds have gone. It is unclear if there will be any equivalent on NHS Evidence topic pages.

3. Clinical Knowledge Summaries may be around for a while until an alternative is found, though it appears that this will not be updated in the meantime


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