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The Guidelines International Network (GIN) is an international not-for-profit association of organisations and individuals involved in clinical practice guidelines. GIN is formally constituted as a Scottish Guarantee Company under Company Number SC243691 and recognised as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity Number SCO347047 with its Registered Office at J. & H. Mitchell W.S., 51 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5BU, Scotland.

Purpose and Background

This website is an important component of GIN's overall goal to improve the quality of health care by promoting systematic development of clinical practice guidelines and their application into practice, through supporting international collaboration.

The cost of running and maintaining the website is fully funded by the annual membership fees of the GIN members.

The website's content is monitored and edited by the Website content/Editorial steering group that includes the Webmaster, Richard Howe and the Executive Officer Elaine Harrow.

Part of the GIN´s website content is available to the general public, part is password-protected and for members only. The public sections provide general information about the GIN organisation, provide details of its member organisations and on how to become a member, list news and events/activities and provide links to other related websites. The member sections provide a database of guideline programmes developed by GIN members and networking opportunities.

Intended Audience

The content presented on this website is intended primarily for the following audiences:

  • Organisations and individuals involved in developing, disseminating, implementing, or evaluating clinical practice guidelines or otherwise active in the field of clinical practice guidelines
  • Physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals and provider organisations
  • Health plans, health systems, health care organisations, hospitals, and integrated health care delivery systems
  • Medical specialty and professional societies
  • Researchers
  • National, regional and local government health care policymakers
  • Consumers

Any non-health professionals (e.g., patients/consumers) accessing this site should understand that the information presented is intended and designed for the use of the expert audiences previously identified. Patients/consumers should always seek assistance from a health care professional in interpreting these materials and applying them in individual cases.


While the Guidelines International Network (GIN) has attempted to make the information on this website as accurate as possible, it makes no warranties concerning the content of the website or the clinical efficacy of the clinical practice guidelines and related materials that are linked to from this website. GIN endeavours to keep the information on this site updated on a regular basis, but there is no guarantee given as to the accuracy or currency of any individual item on the website at any time.

The information on this website is for personal, educational and/or professional use only and is provided in good faith without any express or implied warranty. GIN does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage occasioned by use of the information contained on the website nor from any access to the website. All access and use is at the risk of the end-user.

GIN has also provided hypertext links to a number of other websites as a service to the end-users of this website. This service does not imply in any way that GIN endorses these websites or the material contained in them. Users who link to another site are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. GIN is not responsible for the use of a hypertext link for which a commercial charge applies. Individual users are responsible for any charges that their use may incur.

The GIN logo is the property of The Guidelines International Network (Scottish Charity Number SC034047). Any use of this logo or name without written permission is expressly prohibited. This includes (but is not restricted to) placing the GIN logo on websites or in publications, notifications or announcements. If you wish to consider using the GIN logo for any training events, on your website or for any other purpose, please contact the GIN Office ( for terms and conditions of permission.

GIN membership, while providing the opportunity to post guidelines and other documents and information on the GIN website, does not mean that GIN endorses all activities and products of its members.

The GIN website does not accept advertising.


GIN Secretariat

Page last updated: Jan 19, 2021
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