The clinical guidelines available on the platform have been reviewed and approved in conjunction with the NHSGGC Clinical Guideline Framework, which ensures there is a robust process for development, review, approval and monitoring of clinical guidelines for use within NHSGGC.
Clinical guidelines are defined as “systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances”. They are designed to help practitioners assimilate, evaluate and implement the ever increasing amount of evidence and opinion on best current practice.
Clinical guidelines should only be developed if required, and are subject to approval by an appropriate group. Clinical guidelines which relate to the administration or prescription of drugs are subject to approval via a Pharmacy approval group.
Clinical guidelines should be kept under continuous review, particularly to reflect new evidence, with a more formal review taking place every 3 years. Clinical guidelines which have not been reviewed and updated by their agreed review date will be highlighted on the platform when accessed.
Users are advised the content of the platform is uncontrolled when in hard/printed copy format or stored in any electronic system other than the NHSGGC Clinical Guideline Platform.