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Evidence Based Interventions and Clinical Standards

Evidence Based Interventions Programme

In 2018 the national Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) programme was established between four national partners: the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NHS Clinical Commissioners, NICE and NHS England.

The aim of the EBI programme is to improve the quality of care being offered to patients by reducing unnecessary interventions, preventing avoidable harm and reducing unwarranted variation. In addition, by offering interventions on the NHS that are evidence-based and clinically appropriate, the programme frees up resources that can be put to use elsewhere in the NHS.

NCL ICB supports EBI as it supports our aim to give patients the highest quality of care and management.

NCL EBICS policy

Following a detailed review in 2022-23, the NCL EBICS policy was updated. This draft policy was shared with multiple partners and stakeholders across NCL during 2022, who fed back on the draft. This comprehensive feedback has been incorporated in the final EBICS policy. The updated policy went live on 1 April 2023.

In January 2024, the policy was amended to reflect the updated referral process for GPs to follow. In addition, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AOMRC) hyperlinks were removed due to updates on the AOMRC website, with narrative referencing EBI patient resources and guidance now included in the introduction to the policy. Individual clinical policies were not updated.

You can view the NCL EBICS policy here.

You can view the FAQs here.