National Health and Medical Research Council
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has a portal with links to clinical practice guidelines developed for use in Australian health care settings. It includes guidelines published with approval from the NHMRC, as well as guidelines published by other agencies in Australia. The list can be searched by keywords.
Although the NHMRC portal does not currently list clinical practice guidelines for children’s cancer, new guidelines are added by the NHMRC periodically as they are published.
Clinical practice guidelines for mental health in young people, including post-traumatic stress disorder, can be found on the beyondblue website.
Guidelines on genetic disorders are available from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
International sources of evidence-based guidelines include the following:
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (United Kingdom) does not currently include any guidelines specific for childhood cancer, but does include relevant disease guidelines (e.g. leukaemia).
- Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network includes a guideline on long-term follow-up of survivors of childhood cancer.
- National Guideline Clearinghouse (United States), an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, includes guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for survivors of children’s cancer.
The Cochrane Library is a source of high-quality systematic reviews on specific clinical issues.