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Allied Health Professions

Practice Guidelines and Systematic Reviews



NICE Guidance, including care pathways, interventional procedure guidance, quality standards and more.


Further information on 'types of guideline'.




These links are to documents on the Trust intranet WeShare - you will need a valid log in to access these pages.

Click here to browse systematic reviews, protocols and trials from the Cochrane Library.

Trip database is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Users can search across research articles and papers, images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

Access: Trip database - Freely available; Trip Pro - user account must be set up using a computer on the Barts network.

Clinical skills

Clinical Decision Support tools

Clinical Decision Support tools are reference resources designed to support clinical decision-making. Health care professionals utilise these tools to quickly lookup information concerning diagnostic and treatment guidance at the point-of-care with a patient.

Clinical Decision Support tools contain detailed summaries of a wide range of conditions and interventions, supported by synthesized and evaluated evidence-based research and/or peer-reviewed sources. Summaries are curated by health professionals and regularly updated to reflect new evidence. Summaries can include levels of evidence, rating scales or grade recommendations as well as citations back to the original research studies, systematic reviews, or guidelines.

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BMJ Best Practice is a clinical decision support tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation, with advice on symptom evaluation, tests to order and treatment approach. Access to BMJ Best Practice is provided by Health Education England to all NHS staff in England. See our Clinical Decision Support guide for more info.

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DynaMed provides clinically-organised summaries for over 3,000 disease and condition topics, incorporating over 1,000 drug topics. DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals, using a rigorous seven-step methodology for selecting and critically appraising each selected article. See our Clinical Decision Support guide to learn more.

UpToDate logo UpToDate is a time saving, evidence-based, clinical decision at point of care, support tool. It contains all of the internal medicine sub-specialties (at a level that meets the needs of the sub specialist), primary care, internal medicine, ob/gyn,paediatrics, general surgery, and more – all in one resource. See our Clinical Decision Support guide

UpToDate Lexidrug (formerly Lexicomp®) offers a variety of drug information references and decision support tools to meet the unique needs of pharmacists, prescribers, nurses, and dentists in a range of care settings. All products feature relevant, independently reviewed drug information to support safe medication decision making and help positively impact patient outcomes. Access is via IP if you are on Barts Health sites or OpenAthens elsewhere.

Tools and Resources

The websites below can be used for finding improvement, medical images, data sets and other resources.

The following resources can be used to source general and medical images and multimedia.

When using images from the internet it is important to check copyright permissions, licensing and terms of use associated with the work. The following sources feature copyright cleared or Creative Commons licensed images, please ensure that acknowledgment or credit to the content creator is given and/or attribution of the source where required. If in doubt always assume that all images online are protected by copyright unless there is evidence to the contrary.

More information can be found at  Best practices for attribution and The BIPP Guide to Using Images

The following sites contain photos which can be used for free under a CC0 licence. You may use them for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or the website

Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is intended as general guidance to copyright issues when using images from the web. The authors assume no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this guide.

Open Access database, users install a browser extension which uses the article DOI to find Open Access versions.

Directory of Open Access Repositories. Global directory of academic Open Access repositories, searches can be carried out by region or by repository.

Kopernio adds a one-click access button to full-text research article PDFs on thousands of academic sites. Works with subscription and open access articles.

ScienceOpen is a freely accessible search and discovery platform that puts research in context.

The Open Access Button is a free tool that allows you to find free, legal articles with just a click and that will email an author to get a copy if one isn't available. It's available as a Chrome and Firefox browser plugin, as well as a website.