Table 1

 Summary of evidence typology for the NSF for long term conditions

Expert evidence
    Opinion/experienceOf users, carers (E1) or professionals (E2)
Research based evidence
    Design
        Primary researchQuantitative (P1), qualitative (P2) or mixed methods (P3)
        Secondary researchMeta-analysis (S1) or other secondary analysis (S2)
        ReviewsSystematic (R1), or other descriptive reviews (R2)
    Quality assessmentRated on five parameters (scored out of 10)
    ApplicabilityDirect (evidence from within long term neurological conditions) or indirect (extrapolated evidence from other conditions)