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Help Guide to assist with Finding Evidence for Guidelines and Policies

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This guide has been developed to support NT Health staff who are writing or reviewing guidelines and policies. We have brought NT Health Intranet pages and Library resources together to make it easier for you to find the right information quickly.


   Key NT Health information   Go-to tools 

Clinical Policy Governance Team (intranet access only) 

  • ​​​​​Clinical Policy Governance Team 
  • ​Contacts
  • ​NT Clinical Procedures and Guidelines Committee (CPGC)
  • ​Supporting resources (inc. Clinical Document Development Procedure)

Policy Management (intranet access only)

  • NT Health Policy Governance Framework and model
  • Policy Approval Framework (previously schedule 6)
  • NT Health Policy Development Procedure
  • Policy development lifecycle
  • Templates and resources
  • Policy Management Unit

Policy Guideline Centre (PGC) (intranet access only) 

  • Search for current NT Health policies and guidelines

Find Guidelines : Search the NT Health Library Guidelines page for links to Australian and International Guideline sources.


Find Standards: Access Australian Standards via the library. Visit the Tech Street Help page to set up a Techstreet account.


Find EvidenceSearch the Library databases to find the best available evidence for your policy or guideline. 


Search JournalsLocate a journal and get full-text access to support guideline and policy writing.


Search BooksLocate a book to support guideline and policy writing.

   NSQHS PubMed live searches

These searches have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the HeLiNS (Health Libraries for the National Standards) Research Project, a joint initiative of HLA and HLI (Health Libraries Inc). They are not intended to be comprehensive, but aim to provide high specificity (relevance) so that results returned will be of immediate use. The base search for each topic focuses on a hospital setting and is limited to the last 5 years.

Need evidence?

Request an expert Literature Search  or Book a consultation to get evidence for your guideline or policy.

Upcoming Training

Finding the Evidence for Guidelines and Policies

A workshop designed to assist staff to find the best available evidence from the most appropriate health databases.

Session times

Delivered via Teams Session :

  • Delivered via Teams Session : Tuesday 18th June 2023,  10am-11am REGISTER NOW


   Key titles

Read eBooks from any device using your NTG LAN login. Print books can be sent to you via internal mail or you can pick them up from your nearest library.

The point of care : how one leader took a health service from ordinary to extraordinary : a business fiction
Health program planning, implementation, and evaluation : creating behavioral, environmental, and policy change
Public policy writing that matters
Data literacy : how to make your experiments robust and reproducible
Community Public Health in Policy and Practice
Global health governance and policy