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Clinical Effectiveness and Research

For information on the Clinical Effectivess Project, CPHVA, contact

Cheryll Adams
Professional Officer, Research and Practice Development. Tel. 0207 780 4088

Clinical Effectiveness Programme

Clinical Effectiveness Pack/Factsheets/Bulletins

Ethical Issues in Research

Clinical Audit and Clinical Guidelines

CPHVA Research Strategy

National Institute of Clinical Excellence

Clinical Guidelines

Funding Opportunities

Research Governance

Health Promotion Evidence

Some documents are only accessible as pdf files.

CPHVA Clinical Effectiveness Programme

Since 1996 the CPHVA has received funding from the Department of Health which has supported our Clinical Audit and Clinical Effectiveness activity. This funding has allowed us to take forward a number of projects. After focusing on clinical audit initially a group of members a Clinical Effectiveness Strategy which has informed the work programme since 1997. The key aim of the strategy is to improve health care delivery by community practitioners through an increased understanding of the skills and requirements for delivering a clinically effective service. The strategic objectives are:


  • To improve access to information regarding evidence based practice and clinical effectiveness in community nursing and health visiting.
  • To improve the dissemination of information regarding evidence based practice and clinical effectiveness in community nursing and health visiting.
  • To raise awareness of the educational needs of community practitioners as regards clinical effectiveness and evidence based practice, and contribute tot he education and development of practitioners at a local and national level.
  • To encourage the development of research evidence in community nursing and health visiting.
    To support and encourage the implementation and monitoring of evidence based practice including the use of clinical guidelines and clinical audit.

National Institute of Clinical Effectiveness

Proposals for Guidance by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence: Existing Technologies

National Institute of Clinical Excellence: Developing Clinical Guidelines Consultation Document : Response by the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association

NICE Health Technology Appraisal in collaboration with SCIE : Parent training/education programmes for children with conduct disorders

Clinical Guidelines

NICE - Hypertension management of hypertension in adults in primary care

NICE Guidelines - Eating Disorders

CPHVA Position Statement - Routine antenatal care for healthy pregnant women

SIGN Guidelines for Otitis Media in Children

Evidence-based guidelines? - Bandolier, August 2002

Clinical Guidelines: Dissemination and Education via the Internet - CPHVA Members asked to comment on development of NICE Guidelines - For Further information, contact Cheryll Adams, Professional Officer, CPHVA

The Management of Harmful Drinking and Alcohol Dependence in Primary Care


Research Governance

CPHVA, RCM and RCN - A Position Paper - On the Implementation of Research Governance Procedures - February 2005

Scottish guidance


Funding Opportunities

Latest information for Health Professionals and Nurses

Research Grants - The Medical Research Council is inviting applications for its health services and public health research grants. See MRC Grant Schemes for information




Related Information

Scotland first to publish quality indicators. Practice Nurse, 10 June 2005 p.6.

New NHS website called NHS networks developed to help nurses and other healthcare workers to share experiences,

Search for Clinical Guidelines in :
NeLH Guidlines Finder

Scottish Intercollegiate
Guidelines Network

New Zealand Guidelines Group

NICE - Guidelines

CMA - Guidelines

US National Guidelines Clearing House

The Impact of Access to the World Wide Web - on Evidence Based Practice of Nurses and Professions Allied to Medicine

PIN Project - nursing, midwifery and health visiting research

Centre for Evidence Based Nursing


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