NICE launch interactive pathways on a range of mental health topics

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NICE guidance has sometimes suffered from poor accessibility and usability, and as a result, it has not always been implemented at the coalface as well as it could have been.

NICE have responded to this criticism by creating a set of interactive online pathways that bring together all of their content around a specific topic.  They’ve launched their pathways website with 17 topics, many of which are relevant to mental health:

It’ll be interesting to see if these pathways are picked up and used by busy health and social care professionals, and if they are, whether this new format improves dissemination and implementation of NICE standards and guidance.

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Andre Tomlin

André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He's worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service; an innovative digital platform that helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol, surrounded by dogs, elflings and lots of woodland!

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