About us

About Guidelines in Practice

About our access and pricing policy

Why register

Updating your email preferences

Independence and transparency

Would you like to write for Guidelines in Practice?

Guidelines in Practice app

Guidelines Learning

Instructions for authors

Advertising

Privacy policy

Personal information request

Complaints

About Guidelines in Practice

Guidelines in Practice provides expert, practical, credible information through its evidence-based, multichannel content.

Our articles and educational projects provide evidence-based perspectives and content on a range of clinical topics, supporting you with your learning, best practice, guideline implementation, and local decision-making.

The Guidelines in Practice team works closely with its Editorial Advisory Consultants, plus many organisations, including NICE, to develop content on new and updated guidance and evidence-based practice.

You can access Guidelines in Practice content anytime, anywhere:

About our access and pricing policy

Registration is free for all UK-based doctors, nurses and pharmacists—you will gain full access to content online and on the app.

We appreciate how valuable other healthcare professionals find our content, which is why we have developed a range of low-cost subscription options

If you are a registered healthcare professional, and a member of a professional body, please contact us directly as you may be eligible for a special deal through your professional body.

Why register

Registration is free for all UK-based doctors, nurses and pharmacists. Other healthcare professionals can access a low-cost subscription.  

  • Read evidence-based articles online and on the go
  • Access our sister sites: Guidelines.co.uk and GuidelinesforNurses.co.uk
  • Access Guidelines Learning, where you can test your knowlegde on a range of clinical topics and collect CPD credits
  • Keep up to date with new medicines and changes to current licences on the medicines tracker
  • Receive our weekly bulletin, supporting you with your implementation
  • Download educational resources.

Once you have registered with Guidelines in Practice, you will be able to update your areas of interest and responsibilities, and email communication preferences, which will ensure we bring you the most relevant content.

Updating your email preferences

If at any point you would like to review or amend the emails that you are subscribed to receive, login and visit the ’My Newsletters page’.

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All our email alerts aim to keep you up to date with the latest clinical guidelines, guideline implementation, CPD, learning, and events.

Independence and transparency

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The presence of the Guidelines in Practice independent content (IC) logo ensures you can be confident that an article has been developed solely between the expert author and Guidelines in Practice.

If a piece of content has been developed in partnership with a sponsor, the IC logo will be absent and the involvement of the company/companies will always be explained in a disclaimer at the outset.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at: contact@guidelinesinpractice.co.uk

Would you like to write for Guidelines in Practice?

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • successfully implemented a local initiative and demonstrated improved outcomes in care
  • ideas for future articles and features
  • comments concerning any national, local, or international guidance
  • an event that you wish to include in our listing.

Contact us: contact@guidelinesinpractice.co.uk

Guidelines in Practice app

The Guidelines in Practice app is free to download and all of the content is easily accessible using your GuidelinesinPractice.co.uk account details. The app contains all the regular Guidelines in Practice content in a fully searchable format.

Guidelines Learning

Guidelines Learning—our integrated platform where you can find all of our ‘Test and reflect’ multiple choice question (MCQ) modules.

Categorised by clinical area, the modules are easy to find, and the platform allows you to pause and resume in‑progress modules. On completion of the module, you will be able to access a CPD certificate and all your activity is saved in your individual CPD tracker.

If you are already registered to one of our websites, you automatically have access to Guidelines Learning when you log in.

Instructions for authors

Authors are advised to follow these instructions carefully to ensure that their article is processed smoothly and quickly

Articles on new and current guidelines, guideline implementation locally, best practice, and other topics of interest to clinical primary care practitioners are welcomed.

All articles submitted for publication must be original, and should not have been published before, or be currently submitted for consideration by any other publisher.

Articles about new or updated guidance should normally be 1000–2000 words in length, ‘personal view’ articles 500–1000 words, and short ‘hot topics’ 1200–1500 words.

Submission of articles

Articles should be submitted as Word documents by email to the Editor, Gemma Lambert.

Please ensure you provide full contact details and affiliations for all authors, including email addresses for sending proofs, and attach a good quality (high resolution) head and shoulders photograph of the main author to go under the article heading.

Tables, diagrams, and figures

Tables and diagrams, particularly algorithms, are welcomed. All tables, diagrams, and graphs/charts should be mentioned in the text. It is essential to provide electronic versions of diagrams and graphs in the application in which they were created (e.g. PowerPoint or Excel), so that we can reformat or resize them if necessary. For graphs and charts, please provide sufficient data for these to be redrawn if necessary.

Key points

Please include up to ten key points for the article, which will appear as bulleted points in a separate box.

References

Use the Vancouver style (numbers in text; reference list at end of article), and provide full details of any published work cited, including:

  • names and initials of all authors
  • full title of the paper or document
  • date (year) of publication

  • name of publisher and place of publication

  • inclusive page numbers.

Please refer to other articles for the general style and approach. We are happy to send sample print page pdfs.

Authors assign copyright of their article to Guidelines in Practice, but may use up to 15% of their own work after publication without seeking written permission, provided that the original source is acknowledged. We would be grateful to receive notice of when and where such material has been reproduced. Authors will require written consent to reproduce substantial parts of their own material.

Checklist for authors

When submitting your article, please ensure that you:

  • keep a copy of the article and any tables, diagrams, etc
  • include your postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address
  • supply a high resolution, electronic, head and shoulders photograph
  • define in full at the first mention all abbreviations and acronyms used
  • use metric and SI units wherever possible
  • include citations in the text for all tables, diagrams, and charts that accompany your article
  • check all calculations, including percentages
  • provide full reference details for all cited research
  • confirm all references are in Vancouver style.

Advertising

Advertising with Guidelines in Practice will ensure you reach an influential multidisciplinary audience. Established in 1998, Guidelines in Practice is widely regarded as a vital brand to communicate with key clinical decision-makers in primary care.

Independent research through the National Medical Readership Survey of GPs (NMRS November 2017 – August 2018) indicated that Guideline in Practice achieved a 28% net reach of GPs. Circulated monthly to around 20,000 key individuals, and with an engaged online and mobile audience, Guidelines in Practice offers a cost-effective way of reaching key decision makers within the NHS.

To discuss our print and online advertising solutions, please contact Rob Davey at: rob.davey@mgp.co.uk.

Privacy policy

View our privacy policy.

Personal information request

If you would like to make a request for the personal information we currently hold on you, please email dataprotection@mgp.co.uk.

Complaints

If you believe we have not met the highest editorial standards, please read our complaints policy (NB this is hosted on our parent website, Guidelines.co.uk) and fill out the form on the page. We take all complaints seriously. All complaints will be dealt with confidentially.