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(MOH) Issues Guidelines for Health Practitioners
05 June 2014
The Saudi Center for Evidence Based Healthcare (EBHC), an affiliate of the Assistant Agency for Planning and Training in the Ministry of Health (MOH) revealed that it has formulated the first ten guidelines serving all the health practitioners in terms of physicians and technicians in the fields of nursing, pharmacology, and others within and outside the MOH.

The Head of the EBHC and Family Medicine consultant Dr. Zulfa Ahmad Al Rayess pointed out that these guidelines are the first fruits of the Center's work. To that effect, they were adapted and developed within two years' time of study and conscientious work. Local and world bodies from different health sectors took part in preparing them.​

Within the same vein, she added that the goal behind establishing the Center is to ensure safe and comprehensive healthcare services, and to provide the necessary support to specialists and health practitioners, in order to deliver the best healthcare in the Kingdom. To that end, the Center adapted and developed the best guidelines; in order to upgrade the level of the clinical quality regarding the preventive, diagnostics, and therapeutic services, as well as setting the necessary rules and regulations to apply these guidelines in the different health sectors.   

In the meantime, she made clear that the Center has adapted and developed the guidelines of the clinical practice, based upon the locally-documented and agreed upon evidence. To that effect, it will present more guidelines annually to address all the patient's needs, to create the quality by reducing the disparities in terms of the medical practice provided, and to diminish the medical errors.

She further drew attention to the fact that the Center will draw on the methods internationally recognized in terms of accrediting the adapting and developing of the clinical practice guidelines in the Kingdom. In addition to this, it will urge the bodies concerned to support disseminating these guidelines and applying them in a manner that materializes the patient's interest and medical crew alike. Still, it works on using the health technology assessment; in order to spread the local clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in a better way. 

For her part the senior deputy specialized on the Community Medicine, Dr. Amna Manshi pointed out that the Center has provided the health practitioners with the opportunity to learn about these guidelines through the following link

This aims to enhance the awareness on the evidence-based medicine and promote its practice across the Kingdom, by mounting the awareness campaigns and conducting the training workshops to build  a solid national accreditation in terms of the clinical practice guidelines.



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