Guideline summaries and Guidelines in Practice online at

Welcome to the first of a regular column featuring eGuidelines, a one-stop resource of value to all those involved in promoting and implementing guidelines to achieve improvements in clinical practice.

Since its launch in September 2000, more than 3000 people have visited the eGuidelines website, 40% of visitors more than once, for more than 13 000 individual sessions.

We are continuing to expand and improve the site, and in each issue of Guidelines in Practice we will update you on new additions to the website, inform you of future projects, and feature some of the many useful websites that can be accessed from our Links page.

About eGuidelines

All content on the eGuidelines site can be accessed free of charge once you have registered your username and password. To register, visit the website and follow the instructions for first-time users. You will then have full access to a wide range of resources, for example:

  • All primary and shared care guideline summaries that appear in Guidelines. More than 120 are currently included
  • Complete content of every back issue of Guidelines in Practice with a downloadable index for each volume
  • News – information about new guidelines and related issues
  • Links – hyperlinks to more than 200 clinical governance and medical sites, plus medically oriented search engines and directories
  • Resources – a fully searchable version of the audit groups and useful addresses directory featured in Guidelines in Practice
  • Search – the entire site, Guidelines only, or Guidelines in Practice only by keyword(s)

Link of the month

All websites featured here can be found on the Links page of the eGuidelines website.

The first eGuidelines poll

Launched in September 2000, the first eGuidelines poll asked site users: How useful are clinical guidelines to you, your practice or organisation?

The results from the 154 people who voted were:

Very useful – 79% Useful – 18% Not useful – 3%
The new eGuidelines poll

The new eGuidelines poll asks site users: What sort of clinical guidelines should patients have access to?

Visit the eGuidelines site to place your vote, check current results, and read or contribute comments

Guidelines in Practice, February 2001, Volume 4(2)
© 2001 MGP Ltd
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