Clinical Improvements Online Database
Activating your pre-registration for eGuidelines also allows you to search the initiatives listed on the CLIP database
You can use your pre-registered eGuidelines username and password, printed on the cover sheet accompanying this issue of Guidelines in Practice, to access the CLIP database as well as the rest of the eGuidelines site. See the eGuidelines Update article in this issue for details of how to activate your registration, if you haven't already registered.
The CLIP database contains information about local clinical improvement projects, with full contact details to facilitate direct communication between those who are planning an initiative and those with relevant experience.
There are now 1148 local clinical effectiveness initiatives on the database, from 212 healthcare professionals throughout the UK.
Focus on: CLIP database projects in diabetes
The next National Service Framework, on diabetes, is due to be published later this year. The CLIP database currently holds details of 39 initiatives on diabetes.
- N. Yorkshire Clinical Effectiveness
Annual Audit of Diabetes Patients in Primary Care
- Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS
Care of Diabetic Ketoacidosis Patients Reaudit (this entry is shown in Figure 1 below)
- North Bristol NHS Trust
A Prospective Audit of Children's Diabetes Care in Bristol.
|Figure 1: Example of a CLIP database entry in diabetes|
Locality guidelines include:
- Western Isles ACAC
Prevention of Visual Impairment in Diabetes
- St Helens & Knowsley MAAG
Recommendations for Diabetes Management in Primary Care
- Liverpool Quality Facilitation Team
Shared Care Guidelines for Diabetes.
Diabetes on eGuidelines
These local initiatives are complemented by other material on the eGuidelines website. For example:
- Guidelines summaries:
Effective Health Care (no longer on eGuidelines)
Complications of Diabetes: Renal Disease and Promotion of Self-management
British Hyperlipidaemia Association
Diabetes: Vascular Disease and Management of Dyslipidaemia.
- Features from past issues of Guidelines in Practice,
such as the following from June 2000:
'Active management of diabetes reduces complications', by Dr John Clark (Vol 3(5): 3032)
'Shared care is the key to success of primary care diabetes clinic', by Dr Matthew Lockyer (Vol 3(5): 4149).
- Events: listings of
conferences and educational events, for example:
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 'Symposium: Endocrinology and diabetes delivering care in the 21st century' (October 2001).
- Links to the websites of related organisations, such as Diabetes UK (formerly the British Diabetic Association) and the International Diabetes Federation.
If you would like your project listed on the CLIP database, either complete the form which appears in each issue of Guidelines in Practice or enter the details via the website at http://www.eguidelines.co.uk/clip/