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We provide access to the public health evidence base by providing access to guidelines, strategies, policies, systematic reviews, and news and events of note to the wider public health workforce.

Evidence can be accessed by selecting a topic below, using the search bar above, or browsing via the Public Health Language to the left. We welcome all feedback and comments. Please contact us via the Contact Us form.

Subject collections

The sub-collections below do not necessarily represent our whole collection. If you do not see the topic you are interested in, please try the search function.


Additional sources of information

Annual Evidence Updates (AEUs) - subject specific collections of current evidence vetted by experts in the field and put the evidence into context. Visit our AEU archive.

APHO network - locate your regional Public Health Observatory to access local and regional statistics and reports.

Other specialist collections - visit other specialist collections or search across all collections using the dropdown menu above.

How to use the site

To search the site, use the left hand menu or search box above. Results are displayed in tabs with the following headings:

Guidance & pathways - for clinical and service guidelines.

Evidence - for Cochrane Reviews, DARE abstracts and other evidence-based research.

References - for specialist websites, organisations and NHS Evidence - specialist collections Annual Evidence Updates.

Education/CPD - for learning materials and online courseware.

Patient Information - for patient orientated leaflets and support groups.

See Help for more information.

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