“The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet our aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.”
If you want to know about a particular health condition the guidelines can be very helpful for giving you an overview and an indication of potential therapies that may be available. For those in Social Care/Work they could help you understand treatment plans of your service users e.g. if your autistic clients have comorbid conditions such as epilepsy or depression. There are over 100 guidelines available and the guidelines are provided as downloadable PDF documents.
There is a free SIGN Guidelines app [Android] and SIGN Guidelines app [Apple]
They currently have one guideline and an app specifically for autism in children.
- A booklet for parents and carers in large print and in Gaelic and other languages.
- A booklet for young people.
- British Sign Language DVD of the patient version is available
- SIGN Autism Patient Guide [Android patient app]
- SIGN Autism Patient Guide [Apple patient app]
Contains both a guide for parents and carers and a guide for young people