Dear CHAIN member,
We would like to draw your attention to the following resource. Please pass on this message as appropriate. Thank you.
Annual Evidence Update on Diabetes (NHS Evidence – diabetes)
The fourth Annual Evidence Update on Diabetes identifies new relevant systematic reviews on diabetes published between September 2009 and September 2010. For ease of use, the new evidence are classified under the following topic headings: co-morbidities, complications, condition management, delivery of care, diagnosis/classification, economics, ethnicity, epidemiology, genetics, gestational diabetes, living with diabetes, other types of diabetes, patient education, pre-diabetic state, pregnancy, prevention/causes/risk factors, and screening. As in previous years, the clinical lead for ‘NHS Evidence – diabetes’, Dr Roger Gadsby provides an overall commentary. Also this year, expert commentaries have been invited on the topics of diabetes nursing, diabetic nephropathy and dietetics.
The NHS Evidence Specialist Collections have been developed to identify and meet the information needs of particular communities of practice. They are web-based collections containing clinical and non-clinical information on the major health priority areas. Each specialist collection identifies and provides access to quality assessed information of relevance to the community that it serves.
An aspect of this involves the production of Annual Evidence Updates, which aim to highlight the best current evidence for selected healthcare topics. Annual Evidence Updates consist of the good quality evidence from a search of research evidence on a particular topic over a 12 month period, plus user-friendly summaries written by relevant experts, and links to guidelines, secondary research and primary research, if applicable. All information included in Annual Evidence Updates has been subject to rigorous selection criteria
CHAIN – Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network – an online network for people working in health and social care. It is based around specific areas of interest, and gives people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge. For more information on CHAIN and joining the network please visit website: http://chain.ulcc.ac.uk/chain/index.html