NICE Evidence

NICE Evidence provides access to selected and authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health.

What is NICE evidence?

NICE Evidence is designed for NHS staff, patients and the public. It provides a range of quality information resources to help health care professionals keep up to date with medical knowledge and support effective healthcare decisions. 

NICE Evidence

  • combines evidence on health, drugs and technologies, public health, social care, and healthcare management and commissioning in one place
  • brings together high quality consolidated and synthesised evidence from hundreds of trusted sources.
  • includes guidance, systematic reviews, evidence summaries and patient information.
  • freely available, without needing to log in.
  • content is refreshed regularly and up to date.
  • full text of the search results can be freely obtained in most cases.
  • offers filters to manage search results, allowing access to relevant information more quickly.

Sources include: British National Formulary, Clinical Knowledge Summaries, SIGN, the Cochrane Library and Royal Colleges, Social Care Online and GOV.UK.

How do I search NICE evidence?

Enter terms in the search box and results are returned which contain all the search terms.

  • Search using 1 word or several words
  • Use ‘OR’ where you want either term or concept in your results, for example elderly OR older
  • Don’t use ‘AND’ - terms are automatically combined so that documents containing all of your words are found.

Filters can limit results, for example, to results from a particular source of information, or a particular type of information such as guidelines.

The broad categories of filter are:

  • Evidence type
  • Area of interest
  • Sources
  • Date

How do I access NICE evidence

There is a link to NICE Evidence from the Resources page of this website or it can be accessed directly from

Do I need a password?

Evidence Search can be freely accessed without the need for logging in.