Evidence Updates

Evidence Updates highlight new evidence relating to published accredited guidance. They are based on the scope of the particular guidance they relate to and provide a commentary on a selection of new articles published since the guidance was issued. In particular, Evidence Updates highlight key points from the new evidence and provide a commentary describing its strengths and weaknesses

More information about the process and methods used to produce Evidence Updates.

Published Evidence Updates are listed below by specialty.

You can also browse them by date (most recent at the top of the list), and by alphabetical order.

If you want to be informed when new Evidence Updates are published, please send an email to eu@nice.org.uk and we will add you to our distribution list.

Published Evidence Updates - by specialty

Blood and immune system



Central nervous system

Child health

Digestive system (liver diseases)

Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic

Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth

Infectious diseases

Injuries, accidents and wounds

Mental health and behavioural conditions

Patient experience

Public health


Surgical procedures

Tissue and organ donation


Evidence Updates in progress

Work is ongoing on a number of Evidence Updates - these are listed here with current intended publishing dates (subject to change).

  • Substance misuse - mid March 2014
  • Opioids in palliative care - mid May 2014
  • Autism in adults - mid May 2013
  • Sickle cell acute painful episode - early June 2014
  • Antibiotics for early-onset neonatal infection - mid June 2014
  • Preventing type 2 diabetes: population and community-level interventions - early Sept 2014