Translating International Clinical Practice Guidelines for the clinical workforce

31 March 2022
Dr Michelle Jackman’s podcast on the most recent guideline for young people with CP,  working with Ivy on setting goals.

As part of AusCP-CTN’s Knowledge Translation & Implementation research theme, the team aims to translate new knowledge of effective interventions through development of international clinical practice guidelines, backed up by systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials for implementation into clinical practice to achieve improved health outcomes for children with CP.

Since 2017, the AusCP-CTN has united key opinion leaders in the field of paediatric neurology, policy, health economics, biostatistics, consumer engagement, and has successfully complemented the first three international Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) in the field of CP on:

Led by Theme Leads Prof. Iona Novak, A/Prof. Leanne Sakzewski, Dr Cathy Morgan and Prof. Roslyn Boyd, our postdoctoral fellow Dr Michelle Jackman at the QCPRRC presented her published findings in the Journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. The guideline is comprised of 13 recommendations that is based on an expert panel prioritized questions and patient-important outcomes. Using Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) methods, the panel assessed the certainty of evidence and made recommendations, with international expert and consumer consultation.

The CPGs are now being implemented into practice across all the world, starting with uplifting knowledge and skills of clinicians in Australasia, North America and South East Asia through our Annual Systematic Review course.

Over the next five years, the expert team at QCPRRC and AusCP-CTN will utilise: (i) AGREE II compliant CPG summarising evidence & making recommendations for practice (using GRADE); (ii) providing web-based evidence driven decision making tools to assist clinician uptake; providing rapid ‘evidence to the desk’ summaries, and to develop further CPGs to enable our vision to encourage evidence-based practice to improve the outcomes for families of children with CP.


To find out more about Dr Michelle’s Jackman’s podcast on our most recent guidelines for young people with CP.