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Is it time for a review of the way that NICE guidelines are developed, presented and used to inform policy and practice?
  1. Catherine Lowenhoff
  1. Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
  1. Correspondence to Catherine Lowenhoff, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health,Oxford Brookes University, Marston Rd, Oxford OX3 0FL, UK; catherine.lowenhoff-2015{at}


Catherine Lowenhoff emphasises the need to share the uncertainties inherent in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines with policy makers, commissioners, regulators, managers and clinicians to facilitate the paradigm shift from evidence-based practice to evidence-informed practice.

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