Guidelines provides concise clinical guideline summaries of major primary and shared care guidelines for the UK. Additionally, European guidelines from some of the major independent professional bodies are also summarised and included.
Summaries of guidelines from NICE, SIGN, independent professional bodies, and expert-led working party groups are developed for use in clinical practice with appropriate permissions. All Guidelines summaries are reviewed and approved annually.
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Editorial advisory consultants
Guidelines works closely with a number of editorial advisory consultants and would like to thank them for their contributions.
|Editorial advisory consultant||Specialty|
|Dr Anthony Cunliffe||Cancer|
|Dr David Jenner||Commissioning|
|Leyla Hannbeck||Community pharmacy|
|Dr Pam Brown||Diabetes and obesity|
|Dr Honor Merriman||Education/CPD/revalidation|
|Vishal Mashru||Medicines management|
|Dr Emma Nash||Mental health|
|Dr Toni Hazell||Sexual health and HIV|
|Dr Anne Connolly||Women’s health|
|Debra Holloway||Women’s health|
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