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Welcome to the Resources and Learning Section of the Clinical Effectiveness Unit. Here you will find:

NCEC Guideline developers manual (2019)The NCEC Guideline developers manual (2019) provides guidance and instructions to persons considering or planning clinical guidelines for submission to the NCEC.









NCEC Process Guidelines and Templates: These NCEC documents are essential reading for those considering or undertaking national guideline development.  Click here for the full list.

NCEC Implementation Guide & Toolkit: The NCEC published an Implementation Guide and Toolkit in September 2018.  The purpose of the Implementation Guide is primarily to support those involved in the development and implementation of National Clinical Guidelines, for planning implementation activities.

Clinical Effectiveness Competency Framework and teaching of EBP: A report of teaching Evidence Based Practice was commissioned by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit on the advice of the NCEC Education and Training Subgroup.  You can access the full report Research on teaching evidence-based practice in Ireland to healthcare professionals and healthcare students or a summary.

A report on the development of a Competency Framework for Clinical Effectiveness was commissioned by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit and you can view the summary report here.

Other resources: This page gives links to other national and international resources or sites that would be of interest to anyone concerned with clinical effectiveness processes. Please note that the Clinical Effectiveness Unit is an organisational member of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N).