Evidence updates from NHS Evidence


Two recent evidence updates from NHS evidence have been published.  These updates  higlight new evidence related to these topic areas and provide a commentary on this new evidence.

The topics are

  1. Improving outcomes in head and neck cancer
  2. Sedation in children and young people    –   This focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 112 ‘Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people’ (2010).   For this evidence update  771 pieces of evidence were identified, of which 14 were selected for the Evidence Update. An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of subject experts, has reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.

NHS Evidence are looking for feedback on thier evidence updates  and you can send your comments through contactus@evidence.nhs.uk



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Derek Richards is a specialist in dental public health, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry and Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) Development Team. A former editor of the Evidence-Based Dentistry Journal and chief blogger for the Dental Elf website until December 2023. Derek has been involved with a wide range of evidence-based initiatives both nationally and internationally since 1994. Derek retired from the NHS in 2019 remaining as a part-time senior lecturer at Dundee Dental School until the end of 2023.

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