PaPaS reviews in clinical guidelines

One of our main pathways to impact is via clinical guidelines. We report annually to our funders, NIHR, the number of reviews cited in clinical guidelines. Please find our latest data below (updated annually).


Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Review Group Cochrane Reviews used to inform clinical guidelines published between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2021

Total of 217 individual PaPaS Reviews have informed 128 guidelines.

Summary of NICE & SIGN Guideline data

  • 81 reviews in: 10 guidelines (9 NICE; 1 SIGN); 1 Technology Appraisal guidance; 1 Interventional Procedures guidance; and 7 Clinical Knowledge Summaries (1 updated twice in this period)
  • 12 reviews in more than one guideline (including updates) (frequency: 1 in 4; 1 in 3; 10 in 2)

Download the full list of guidelines and reviews here (.xlsx file)