Bedside clinical guidelines

These are available from the UHNM Trust’s intranet, in the Clinicians section. Go to: Clinicians section (accessible from the A-Z list), then click Clinical Guidance, then Clinical Guidelines and Pathways. A number of guideline sets are available to Keele students on specific reading lists via Keele’s virtual learning environment (KLE).

Provided by The Bedside Clinical Guidelines Partnership.


  • Emergency Medicine guidelines
  • Medical guidelines
  • Neonatal guidelines
  • Nursing guidelines
  • Obstetric guidelines
  • Paediatric guidelines
  • Surgical guidelines

In Print

  • Neonatal guidelines (2015-17)
  • Obstetric guidelines (2017-19)
  • Paediatric guidelines (2016-18)


The Bedside Clinical Guidelines aim to provide consistent, evidence-based management of patients in acute hospital settings. They:

  • Provide advice on clinical management
  • Include advice on prescribing aids
  • Include advice on practical procedures
  • Are presented in a familiar style and format
  • Allow easy reference at the bedside
  • Are updated yearly or every two years
  • Are evidence based
  • Are developed with reference to the latest medical literature including national and international guidance from bodies such as NICE

Evidence statements (known as Supporting Information) which accompany most of the guidelines are also produced and are regularly updated.

To find out more about the Bedside Clinical Guidelines Partnership please contact Mathew Stone, the Clinical Effectiveness Librarian at

The origins of the Bedside Clinical Guidelines are also outlined in this paper from 2006.