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Guideline Resources of BMJ.COM

The BMJ Publishing Group links to guideline articles or abstracts published in the following journals: British Medical Journal, Molecular Pathology, Journal of Clinical Pathology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Tobacco Control, Postgraduate Medical Journal, Injury Prevention, Heart, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Evidence-Based Medicine, Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, Journal of Medical Genetics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Quality and Safety in Health Care, Emergency Medicine Journal, Evidence-Based Mental Health, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Gut, Medical Humanities, Thorax, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Evidence-Based Nursing, Western Journal of Medicine, Journal of Medical Screening, British Journal of Sports Medicine, and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

GRADE Working Group

The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (short GRADE) Working Group began in the year 2000 as an informal collaboration of people with an interest in addressing the shortcomings of present grading systems in health care. GRADE's aim is to develop a common, sensible approach to grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendation.



CEP - Capacity Enhancement Program

The Guidelines Resource Centre is an initiative of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s Capacity Enhancement Program (CEP). The Partnership established the CEP during its first five-year mandate in order to improve access to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and resources across Canada, to increase skill capacity in using evidence to inform clinical decision-making, and to enable the exchange of knowledge and best practices among Canadian stakeholders.

CMA Infobase

Guidelines displayed by the CMA Infobase are produced or endorsed in Canada by a national, provincial/territorial or regional medical or health organisation, professional society, government agency or expert panel.


Unidad de Evaluación de Tecnologías de Salud, Ministerio de Salud de Chile


Instituto de Securo Sociales

Guías de práctica clínica y sus metodologías complementarias.


Centro para el Desarrollo de la Farmacoepidemiología

El CDF contribuye a proteger la salud de la población, promoviendo y vigilando la prescripción razonada y el uso de los medicamentos y otras opciones terapéuticas en la comunidad, basado en la mejor evidencia disponible de la eficacia, efectividad, eficiencia y seguridad de los mismos. Página del Web de boletines y guías prácticas clínicas.


Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI)

The Guidelines serve as a fundamental medical tool for use in countries where access to healthcare is challenged, breast cancer awareness is limited and cultural barriers need to be overcome. Via the internet, the Guidelines are freely available, and publicised and disseminated through world health and medical organisations, international government agencies, Ministers of Health (MOH), and patient advocate groups.

National Guideline Clearinghouse™

The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC™) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), one of G-I-N`s founder members.


India: National AIDS Control Organization

Soon after reporting of the first few HIV/AIDS cases in the country in 1986, Government recognised the seriousness of the problem and took a series of important measures to tackle the epidemic. A high powered National AIDS Committee was constituted in 1986 itself and a National AIDS Control Programme was launched in year 1987. The NACO makes available its guidelines on the publications web page.

Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Listing of clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements.

Singapore Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Ministry of Health, Singapore presents clinical practice guidelines for a wide range of health care topics in areas such as cancer, diabetes, depression and screening.


European Society of Cardiology - guidelines and scientific statements

Complete listing of all current ESC Guidelines. Information on how these guidelines are developed.

France: CISMeF (Catalogage et l'Indexation des Sites Médicaux Francophones / Catalog and Index of French-language health resources)

CISMeF is a quality-controlled subject gateway initiated by the Rouen University Hospital (RUH). Its objective is to describe and index the main French- language health resources to assist health professionals and consumers in their search for electronic information available on the Internet.

Germany: AEZQ/AQuMed Guideline Link Collection

Links to guideline databases and organisations producing guidelines have been provided by the German Agency for Quality in Medicine.

Iceland: Directorate of Health Guideline Site

The DoH, Iceland, a former G-I-N member contains a guideline website in Icelandic language.

Italy: Programma Nazionale Linee Guida

Il Piano nazionale per le linee guida (PNLG) rappresenta, contestualmente alla definizione dei livelli essenziali di assistenza e all'accreditamento istituzionale, uno dei tre strumenti fondamentali per dare attuazione alla promozione dell'efficacia e dell'appropriatezza nella pratica clinica e nelle scelte organizzative.


Guias Clinicas en Gastroenterologia

El Programa de Elaboración de Guías Clínicas en Enfermedades Digestivas desde la Atención Primaria a la Especializada, es un proyecto compartido por la Asociación Española de Gastroenterología (AEG), la Sociedad Española de Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria (SEMFYC) y el Centro Cochrane Español (CCE).

Sociedad Española de Cardiología: Guías de Práctica Clínica


Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research - Links to Guidelines for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research is a non-profit organisation established in 2002. It is supported by the Department of Health of the Canton of Geneva, the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, and the Geneva Medical Association, and works in close collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Foundation's website offers access to guidelines for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.


eLSC Practice Guidance & Standards Database

The electronic library for social care is a site for anyone interested in social care issues. It is a product of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (UK), an independent organisation dedicated to disseminating knowledge to improve social care practice.


The EQUATOR Network is a new quality improvement initiative that seeks to enhance reliability of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research.

National Library of Guidelines

The National Library of Guidelines is a collection of guidelines for the NHS. It is based on the guidelines produced by NICE and other national agencies. The main focus of the Library is on guidelines produced in the UK, but where no UK guideline is available, guidelines from other countries are included in the collection. NICE issues guidelines of very high quality. They are based on a systematic review of the evidence and have extensive consultation not only with clinicians but also with patients and, where relevant, industry. Professional associations do not have the resources to carry out this type of consultation but they can follow the principles set out in the AGREE protocol which helps guideline writers minimise bias, meet the needs of all stakeholders and maximise clarity.

NeLH Care Pathways Library

This facility offers access to a database of Pathways and the organisations creating and using them. The content is maintained jointly by the National Pathways Associationand the Royal College of Nursing.

Oceania / Australia


eMJA Guidelines

The Medical Journal of Australia offers on its website clinical guidelines published by the MJA. These documents represent the consensus opinion of experts based on review of the scientific literature.

National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal

The Australia’s Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal has been developed to help clinicians and policy-makers access Australian evidence-based clinical practice guidelines through a single entry point.

National Health and Medical Research Council Guidelines in Development Register

This register contains information about clinical practice guidelines that are being developed in Australia. It has been designed to help Australian guideline developers promote their work and get in touch with other guideline developers; it will provide information to help policy-makers and others better co-ordinate guideline development activities in Australia.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Collection of information about clinical guidelines, pathways and protocols.

New Zealand:

New Zealand Guidelines Group.

National Health Committee

The National Health Committee was established by statute to advise the Minister of Health on the kinds and relative priorities of public health services, personal health services and disability services that it believes should be publicly funded. Guidelines are available on the publications web page.

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