New e-learning launched to enhance the use of NICE guidelines

Health Education England’s e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have developed an e-learning resource focusing on NICE Guidance.

The e-learning offers practical advice about how to use evidence based medicine in daily practice. The e-learning resource includes content that has been adapted from NICE guidelines and illustrates application of the guidance using practical examples.

There are eight sessions of e-learning that cover:

· Evidence-based medicine

· Principles of decision making in healthcare

· Changing clinical practice

· Audit and feedback.

The e-learning, which has been developed in conjunction with Leeds and St George’s medical schools, is designed to improve the understanding and enhance the implementation of NICE guidelines among healthcare professionals.

The e-learning will help users to follow the guidance for evidence-based medicine, make decisions in an evidence-based and fair way, understand, identify and overcome barriers to change as well as conduct an audit and provide feedback.

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, said: “We are delighted that these important educational resources are now available to users. Our ‘evidence into practice’ e-learning modules will be invaluable to anyone looking for real-life, practical advice on putting evidence-based medicine into practice. I’d urge anyone, whether you’re a medical undergraduate or a clinician who’s been practising for years, to use these free modules to bridge the gap between understanding evidence-based medicine and knowing how to use it effectively to drive up standards of care.”

To access the e-learning for free visit: http://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/nice/

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