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In April Bazian was awarded the contract to provide an Evidence Hub service to NHS Evidence, supplying a specialist information management service for two-thirds of the clinical topics covered by NHS Evidence, with health management and commissioning being covered in collaboration with our colleagues at the King’s Fund.
An important part of this work involves working with NHS Evidence to produce Evidence Updates, which are regular summaries of newly published selected evidence relating to an accredited guideline. These updates allow individuals to keep up to date with on-going research in a particular topic by identifying, reviewing and appraising new evidence that might generate future change to practice described in the relevant accredited guidance. The Evidence Updates also identifies ‘evidence uncertainties’ (http://www.library.nhs.uk/duets/) that highlights gaps in the evidence to help ensure that future research is focussed on the areas of greatest need.
The first Evidence Update, on Chronic Heart Failure, jointly produced by Bazian and NHS Evidence has just been published, and there are many more on their way – we know there are, because we’re up to our eyeballs in critical appraisal for them.