The course will illustrate and explain the NICE-accredited guideline development process used by HIS, including the principles underpinning guideline development and the various stages of the guideline development process.


The course will be delivered online via Zoom, by members of the HIS team with experience in developing guidelines in and beyond the field of infection prevention and control. Participants who have completed this course should be able to:

  • Recognise the key stages of guideline development
  • Describe the steps involved in undertaking a systematic review of evidence
  • Participate in reviewing, synthesising and interpreting evidence as part of guideline development
  • Understand how evidence is used in developing guideline recommendations
  • Identify learning and development goals to expand knowledge and skills in the above areas


This course is designed to be accessible to anyone interested in participating in guideline development or understanding how research evidence is incorporated into guideline development. No prior knowledge or experience of guideline development or evidence synthesis will be assumed, but participants may find it advantageous to have a basic knowledge of experimental and observational study designs commonly used in clinical and epidemiological research.


  • Dr Moira Mugglestone, Researcher in Evidence Synthesis, Healthcare Infection Society
  • Dr Aggie Bak, Researcher in Evidence Synthesis, Healthcare Infection Society

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:30 - 22/03/2024 to 16:30 - 22/03/2024
  • Virtual event, United Kingdom