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About Guidelines

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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Summaries of NICE guidelines are developed using wording from the source document—with permission from NICE. When reading summaries of NICE guidelines refer to any relevant NICE Technology Appraisal guidance at nice.org.uk.

Guidelines and guidelines.co.uk are now part of the Medscape Professional Network—working together to support evidence-based best practice. Access a personalised clinical news feed and tools to support your daily practice at medscape.co.uk.

Editorial advisory consultants

Guidelines works closely with a number of editorial advisory consultants and would like to thank them for their contributions. 

WebMD UK editorial advisory consultants
Editorial advisory consultantSpecialty 
Dr Anthony Cunliffe Cancer
Dr David Jenner Commissioning
Leyla Hannbeck Community pharmacy
Karen Bartha Diabetes
Dr Pam Brown Diabetes and obesity
Dr Honor Merriman Education/CPD/revalidation
Vishal Mashru Medicines management
Dr Emma Nash Mental health
Jane Scullion Respiratory
Dr Toni Hazell Sexual health and HIV
Dr Anne Connolly Women’s health
Debra Holloway Women’s health

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You will gain full access to content online plus:

  • access to our sister site Guidelines in Practice
  • information on upcoming guidance
  • regular bulletins containing all the latest guidance information
  • educational resources.

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Getting your guideline published

Because a number of clinical areas are not covered by current national guidance, working party guidelines are also considered for inclusion in Guidelines. Working party guidelines are required to meet the following criteria:

  • drawn up by a multidisciplinary group including at least one GP
  • members of the group should be drawn from several geographical locations
  • content of the guideline must be independent of, and not influenced by, commercial sponsorship of the working party
  • represents a clinical area rather than a drug or class of drugs.

If you have produced, or are aware of, any guidelines not currently published by Guidelines, please contact the Editor

Guidelines team

Sophie Hatton, Head of Publications; Editor—Guidelines, Guidelines for Nurses, Guidelines for Pharmacyshatton@webmd.net  

Rachel Light, Assistant Editor: rlight@webmd.net 

Advertising and sponsorship

Advertising with Guidelines will ensure your brand message reaches an engaged audience of GPs and healthcare professionals. The General Practitioner Media Survey October 2019 to April 2020 indicated that Guidelines delivers a total GP audience reach of 66% and that Guidelines has a quarter of a million referrals per edition. We also offer a range of commissioned educational services, including events, webinars, and eLearning modules.

To discuss our advertising solutions please contact us via medscapeglobalsales@webmd.net

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