By: 2 August 2012

NHS Evidence – a service provided by NICE – is producing new style Evidence Updates to help health and social care professionals keep up-to-date with new research, and support them in making evidence-based decisions in a focused and time-efficient manner.
While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance they do highlight new evidence that might generate a future change in practice.
Regarding sedation in children and young people, Evidence Update May 2012 focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 112 ‘Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people’ (2010).
In producing the Evidence Updates 771 pieces of evidence were identified, of which 14 were selected for the Evidence Update. An Evidence Update Advisory Group, comprised of subject experts, has reviewed the prioritised evidence and provided a commentary.
By producing Evidence Updates, NHS Evidence seeks to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and to inform guidance developers of new evidence in their field.