Using guidelines

“Members [of a diabetic support group] considered the talk [from SIGN volunteers] worthwhile, most hadn’t heard of the organisation. They were interested in the publications.”

“If we were given these [patient versions of guidelines] we would need to see our GP less because we would know how to look after ourselves – Patient with diabetes

“Using the patient version serves to let people know that there are nationally agreed interventions available.” – Healthcare professional involved with SIGN

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