NHS Evidence Jan-Feb updates (Cardio-respiratory)

An NHS Athens account may be required in some cases:

Added in February

Added in January

NHS Evidence February updates (Cancer)

Added in February

Updates in Clinical Evidence

In addition to regular updates to systematic reviews and guidelines, the new Clinical Evidence website includes additional educational and practical resources based on feedback from customers across the world – you can find more details on these features below.

Asthma and other wheezing disorders in children

Although recent evidence suggests that asthma prevalence is now falling in the UK and other Western countries after sustained rises during the 1980s and 1990s, lifetime asthma prevalence is still reported as 24% in children aged 9 to 12 years in the UK. Our latest update of this condition includes several important changes of categorisation for asthma drug treatments in children.

Visit the Clinical Evidence website to see the full review.

Other updates include:

Candidiasis (oropharyngeal)
Epilepsy (generalised)  
Bacterial conjunctivitis
Tubal ectopic pregnancy
Multiple sclerosis
Obsessive compulsive disorder

For more information on all the above systematic reviews, visit the Clinical Evidence website.

BMJ features for 8 March

Highlights from BMJ Online – requires Athens account

Fiona Godlee

Vitamin D for pregnant and breastfeeding women

NHS Networks news
With Britain and much of Europe in the midst of a cold snap, many of us have been doing our best to stay warm and fight off viral infections. However, research shows that during the winter months it’s also worth being aware of the dangers resulting from a lack of sunlight. 

Supporting people with dementia – training opportunity

Skills for Health and Skills for Care have been commissioned by the Department of Health to deliver a series of one day workshops to provide an introduction to the Common Core Principles for Dementia. The principles provide a framework for learning and development and form the foundation for good practice for staff working with people with dementia. These integrated ‘train the trainer’ workshops are aimed at workforce and training leads from health and social care. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so to be sure of your place, register below.

Workshops for managers and training leads working in a healthcare setting

These workshops are aimed at healthcare care managers and training leads who want to support their teams to deliver high quality care to people with dementia.


  • Wednesday – 11 – Leeds
  • Thursday – 12 – Sheffield
  • Wednesday – 18 – Peterborough


  • Tuesday – 1 – Manchester
  • Wednesday – 2 – Birmingham
  • Thursday – 3 – Oxford

Training places are limited and are FREE.