Evidence: Where to Look


This page is a good place to start if you need to evaluate the dietetic evidence-base for dietetic practice...

Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)pen_logo


The PEN system condenses and summarises the nutrition and dietetic evidence-base on more than 190 nutrition and dietetic-related topics, then gives you practical guidance to help apply to dietetic practice!

Visit our PEN pages for more information 


Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (JHND)JHNDimage

The Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (JHND) is an international peer-reviewed journal that brings you the latest research, reviews, practice guidelines and discussion papers in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Visit our JHND pages for more information


The Cochrane Library and 'Evidently Cochrane'

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six evidence-based databases to inform healthcare decision-making:

Evidently Cochrane ('blog') was set up in 2012 to make Cochrane Evidence more accessible.


Evidence and Expertise: BDA Bitesized Research Ezine

Bringing you the latest updates from PEN, JHND and more! Delivered straight to your inbox every month. You can also have a read of the latest issue here.


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

NICE provides guidance, advice, quality standards and information that shapes dietetic practice. Why not use the NICE Evidence Search tool to help you find what you're looking for quickly?

NHS staff with an Open Athens account can also get free access to a large number of journals and databases.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network develops evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.

Translating Research into Practice (Trip)


Trip is a fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence.