The evidence base of the public health contribution of nurses and midwives

Guidance to support nurses and midwives in delivering evidence-based interventions to improve health.



Evidence is one part of a process in demonstrating that interventions have been robustly tested and therefore that public health practice is supported by research or tested pathways.

There are a number of advantages to using evidence based practice: it ensures care is clinically and cost effective, it ensures that high standards are maintained, that care is provided based on the best evidence possible and that the best outcomes for people are achieved.