Reviews of evidence


NCT’s purpose is to provide support and evidence-based information in pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood.

NCT believe that the services and information for parents should be responsive to parents needs and preferences, work towards promoting public health and well-being, and help to provide a positive start in life for children. For this to be possible, it is necessary for them to be able to draw upon high quality evidence from both quantitative and qualitative research.   

NCT has produced reviews of evidence on a wide range of topics relating to pregnancy and birth, feeding and the transition to parenthood. The full list of NCT research overviews is available in this section.

Important reviews of evidence relevant to NCT are produced by the Cochrane Collaboration and are available from the Cochrane Library. A selection of relevant Cochrane Reviews are available in this section.  

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is a high quality source of evidence based information. NICE guidance of particular relevance to NCT are highlighted in this section.