New Evidence Based Practice resources available from the library

Evidence based practice – access for NHS and Higher Education across Scotland

We are delighted to announce that a range of clinical evidence summary resources are now available here at GCU until 6th July 2016. These resources combine support for direct patient care and for education, through evidence-based and problem-based approaches to learning about best clinical practice, and linking quick guidance to deeper knowledge for self-directed study.

Selection of these resources (procured via tender by NHS Education for Scotland) is based on extensive consultation with practitioners and a rigorous evaluation process which considered scope, access and usability, delivery channels, evidence-based methodology, and design for education.

The resources available are as follows:

BMJ Best Practice

Aimed at:  UG & PG nurses and allied health professionals .

What is it? A point of care instant access resource outlining information from diagnosis to treatment.


  • Information detailing diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention
  • Drug information
  • Treatment guidelines (including NICE guidelines)
  • Patient information leaflets
  • Image bank

Dynamed Plus

Aimed at: UG & PG nurses and allied health professionals .

What is it?  A point of care resource giving instant access to the most current evidence based clinical evidence


  • overviews and recommendations
  • comprehensive drug content
  • graphics and images

Nursing Reference Center Plus:

Aimed at: UG, PG & post qualification nurses and midwives.

What it is: A point-of-care resource which gives the best available and most recent clinical evidence on conditions and diseases.


  • Summaries on key topics such as using the latest evidence, statistics and references.
  • Quick lessons: nursing overviews covering Description /etiology, symptoms & signs, assessment and treatment.

Rehabilitation Reference Center:

Aimed at: UG, PG & post qualification allied health professionals – particularly physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.

What it is? Evidence based rehabilitation information often used at the point of care.


  • Clinical reviews for disease or conditions detailing: causes, risk factors, examination & tests, assessment or care plans, outcomes & outcome measures & maintenance or prevention including references to the evidence.
  • Drug information,
  • Patient education materials
  • Exercise images

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