Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) was formed in 1993 and develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the Scottish National Health Service. Membership includes medical specialists, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, professions allied to medicine, patients, managers, social services and researchers. In 2005 it became part of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.
Guidelines are developed by multidisciplinary working groups with representation from across Scotland. Each Guideline has the preliminary conclusions and draft recommendations presented it to a wider audience for feedback before publication. After publication they are available for download free of charge.
There are over 120 Guidelines available on their website including ones in 2011 on early rheumatoid arthritis and in 2010 diabetes, obesity and Parkinson's disease. Most conditions have been covered at least once
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