Chronic Heart Failure
New Evidence Updates from NHS Evidence
I’m pleased to inform you that as part of a growing service, NHS Evidence – a service provided by NICE, will be producing new style Evidence Updates to help health and social care professionals keep up-to-date with new research, and support them in making evidence-based decisions in a focused and time-efficient manner.
Whilst Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance they do highlight new evidence that might generate a future change in practice.
The latest Evidence Update ‘Chronic heart failure: Evidence Update November 2011’ www.evidence.nhs.uk/evidence-update-2 focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 108 ‘Management of chronic heart failure in adults in primary and secondary care’ (2010).
In producing the Evidence Update, more than 2,000 pieces of evidence were searched, of which 35 have been chosen for publication. An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of subject experts, has reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.
By producing Evidence Updates, NHS Evidence seeks to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and to inform guidance developers of new evidence in their field.
We would also welcome your feedback on the Evidence Update, what you like about it and how you think it could be improved. You can send your comments through to
Thank you in advance for your support.
Dr Gillian Leng
Deputy Chief Executive, NICE