This introductory-level course is aimed at those seeking a grounding in guideline development processes and methods applicable in UK healthcare settings.


  • Overview of the guideline development process
  • Designing and conducting evidence reviews, part 1 – finding and selecting evidence to include
  • Designing and conducting evidence reviews, part 2 – extracting data, quality appraisal and synthesis
  • Formulating and justifying guideline recommendations
  • Guideline project management
  • Signposting challenges and further topics
  • Closing question and answer session

Participant numbers will be capped to ensure an interactive and audience-led format, with practical sessions and discussion time interspersed throughout the day.


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.


  • Professor Peter Wilson, Consultant Microbiologist, University College London Hospitals and Chair, Healthcare Infection Society Guidelines Committee
  • Dr Moira Mugglestone, Researcher in Evidence Synthesis, Healthcare Infection Society
  • Dr Gemma Marsden, Research and Development Manager, Healthcare Infection Society
  • Dr Aggie Bak, Researcher in Evidence Synthesis, Healthcare Infection Society

A full programme will be emailed to registered delegates.

For more infomation, please contact:

  • 09:30 - 22/01/2021 to 16:30 - 22/01/2021
  • Zoom, London, WC1X 9DH, United Kingdom