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Guide to Library Resources and Services for Doctors (Medical and Surgical): Guidelines

This guide aims to provide information about the resources and services we provide which are particularly relevant for Doctors in all specialties

Covid-19 HSE Clinical Guidance and Evidence

This site provides a national easily-accessible repository of clinical guidance to equip the clinical community in Ireland with the requisite information whilst working within the current COVID-19 environment. 

It features:

  • HSE Interim Clinical Guidance
  • Summaries of Evidence
  • An online facility to request additional published COVID-19 evidence in relation to specific clinical questions

NICE Evidence Search

Evidence Search

Department of Health National Clinical Guidelines

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National Clinical Guidelines

BMJ Best Practice

The National Health Library and Knowledge Service (HSE Library) has made BMJ Best Practice freely available to everyone in Ireland. BMJ Best Practice provides fast, easy access to the latest evidence on health conditions. 

Each topic includes a Guidelines section providing you with a comprehensive listing of international guidelines. These are organised by region and specialty and are updated regularly. 

For example: BMJ Best Practice guidelines on Prostate Cancer

TRIP Database


Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Searches can be filtered by type and guidelines selected by country

National Health Library & Knowledge Service. Health Service Executive. Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8. Tel: 01-6352555/8. Email: