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1 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE NHS Evidence Alison Turner Associate Director: Commissioned Content 14 July 2009

2 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE The Darzi report: High quality care for all stated: NICE will manage the synthesis and spread of knowledge through NHS Evidence – a new single portal through which anyone will be able to access clinical and non- clinical evidence and best practice, both what high quality care looks like and how to deliver it

3 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Launched on 30 th April 2009 NHS Evidence Release 1 is: A single portal which provides clear and easy access to valuable information to develop new services; treatments; knowledge bases; service models Built around a powerful search engine – Microsoft FAST Underpinned by a quality based accreditation scheme for multiple content sources Is open to all – but the public should visit NHS Choices A developing resource involving health and social care staff in its design and development

4 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Informed by user testing Process Over 25 users selected to represent all target groups Controlled testing process environment Testing completed over a total of 6 days during a 3 week period Involved pre-defined search scenarios as well as user- generated scenarios Feedback captured on video, audio and written reports Feedback Specific comments received about the use of navigators, search ranking and returns Overall feedback confirms that the design succeeds in communicating our intention to provide a simple search service (Google) for health and social care professionals and that the search will provide access to authoritative content. User testing will be undertaken as a core and ongoing activity.

5 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE What are the benefits? Provides easy, fast, free, single access to trusted, high quality comprehensive clinical and non-clinical sources of information Offers support to healthcare staff in accessing and using best practice Accredits sources of information, driving up the quality of evidence produced Contributes to increased quality of care due to high quality evidence Covers both health and social care Sorts, sifts and prioritises search results

6 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Sorting, sifting and prioritising Exclusion - only those sources likely to present significantly biased opinions Sorting, sifting and prioritising - three approaches: A formal system for accrediting producers of guidance, to enable the best, most trusted sources to be easily recognisable through an accreditation mark A process for regularly reviewing new publications across a range of topic areas, to highlight significant new evidence on a monthly and annual basis An effective approach to searching for information and ranking search returns by relevancy and quality.

7 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE NHS Evidence accreditation scheme NHS Evidence Accreditation Scheme Transparent and based on standardised criteria and processes Unbiased with oversight by an independent Advisory Board Initially focused on guidelines sources of evidence Based on the process used to develop evidence Kitemark will become well-known and recognised Sources will be accredited, rather than individual articles Key aim: to identify trusted sources of information and set best practice standards

8 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Accreditation criteria Based on AGREE Assesses six domains of guidance production process: Scope and purpose Stakeholder involvement Rigour of development Clarity and presentation Applicability Editorial independence

9 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Next steps for accreditation Accreditation process manual updated and made available following public consultation Target of ten guidance producers through the accreditation process by 31 Dec 2009 First accreditation applications received First draft accreditation decisions made at Advisory Committee meeting 18 June Subsequent accreditation decisions at Advisory Committee meetings in September, October and December Increase number of accreditation applications received Investigate demand and accreditation methods for other types of content

10 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Categories of information in NHS Evidence Clinical Guidelines Systematic Reviews Other synthesises content (summaries & overviews) Primary research and ongoing trials Drug & Technologies Prescribing & safety information Technology appraisals Significant new drugs Devices, diagnostics & IP guidance Commissioning Service guidance Tools & models Care pathways Indicators & metrics Improvement information Public Health Social care Social care information – assured by SCIE Education & Learning tools On-line learning modules Public Health guidance Systematic reviews Primary research

11 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Number of our sources Areas of interest To prepare for going live we ingested and allocated 93 sources of content against our six areas of interest Some sources have been allocated across more than one area of interest Number of sources per area of interest

12 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE We are continually identifying new sources of content based upon user needs Understand search behaviours and results from currently available sources of content Web-forms to identify new sources of content Work with organisations that are sharing content to understand their users and their requirements Creating user panels with representatives from each area of interest to identify and prioritise proposed sources of content Understand and share information we already hold within NICE and within our 34 Specialist Collections We are still developing the structures, processes and people we need to support our goals

13 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Effective searching Principle objective - to present the user with the most relevant results on the first page. Relevancy of the information returned is largely informed by the search engine – produces results as close a match as possible to the users requirements. Ranking policy – to promote certain records higher within the list of search returns and improve the searching experience.

14 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Basic Search on NHS Evidence

15 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Sample Search on NHS Evidence

16 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Search results

17 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Additional health information resources via the dropdown menus Conduct a Specialist Search has a link to Search Specialist Databases HDAS (Healthcare Database advanced search), a link to the Athens authentication system and to the Specialist collections (formerly known as Specialist Libraries).

18 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Access to the 34 Specialist Collections via the conduct a specialist search tab

19 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Access to Healthcare Databases Advanced Search via the conduct a specialist search tab

20 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Further information via About Us The About Us drop down menu includes information on: Selecting Information Sources, Sources by interest area, Specialist Collections, Accreditation, How the search works and a Contact us link

21 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Outline road map for 2009/10 ScheduleReleaseKey features (from R1 TBC) April 30 th 2009R1 (launch) Launch NHS Evidence Search Portal V1 (FAST) Integrate legacy NLH sites & services Ingest P0, P1 and 50% of P2 sources Mid June 2009R1.1 Refine web service/ feeds Ingest new P0 and P1 sources Static content additions Mid October 2009 R2 Personalisation Identity management, My saved searches, my alerts My search profile Search development Synonym expansion Rating quality of results Accreditation – boost results TBC 2010R3 Developing new infrastructure/hosting Community features (local evidence) Third party syndication Advanced search developments

22 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Release 2 – Key IT deliverables Description Personalisation: users will be able to register online and receive a range of personalised services including a customised home page, alert services, saved searches Alerts and feeds: Users will be able to subscribe to receive push services such as alerts on home page, alerts – about new content or developments to NHS Evidence for example Search Development : Users will be provided with a more intelligent search through with an ability to rate results NLH Transition: Transfer of content and appropriate services to NHS Evidence site. Specialist Collections Evidence Updates Highlighted on NHS Evidence Accreditation: Implementation of accreditation system – issuing accreditation marks and boosting search returns

23 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Future Developments : highlighting new publications Alerts through RSS feeds Significant new information highlighted by topic experts (Specialist Collections) via: - Web alerts - Monthly newsletters, in context - Annual evidence updates

24 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Key functions of NHS Evidence In summary, NHS Evidence: Provides comprehensive access to information in health and social care via a web-based portal Commissions the development and collation of evidence-based information from external agencies Provides a central purchasing function for content Provides a formal accreditation scheme Identifies evidence reflecting best practice Engages with users and stakeholders to support the use of evidence in decision-making, and to provide feedback to develop the service

25 NHS Evidence – provided by NICE Contacting NHS Evidence If you have an enquiry for NHS Evidence you can contact us at or ring us on

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