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  • In a blog for trainee doctors, Faro Ndokera looks at the evidence about the use of videolaryngoscopy as compared to direct laryngoscopy in three patient groups. Learning new things is a challenge.  So many interlinking factors are important: the teacher, the environment, the skill and the knowledge or procedure being learnt.When that...
    October 20 2017
  • Cochrane UK’s Sarah Chapman blogs about evidence and experience in treating adhesive capsulitis, or ‘frozen shoulder’, with the help of another Sarah, a physiotherapist.I have happy memories of races round my grandparents’ garden on the pair of crutches Grandpa used while his knee (the cap blown away on the Western Front) was healing. They were...
    October 17 2017
  • In a blog for non-medical readers, Lynda Ware, Cochrane UK’s Senior Fellow in General Practice, looks at the evidence behind treatments for pre-menstrual syndrome, or PMS.‘I threw a knife at my husband because of PMS’‘PMS turned me into a monster’‘I listened to my mouth and thought “What are you saying?”‘Familiar? Well not the knife throwing,...
    September 28 2017
  • Catch up with the conversation we had during a multidisciplinary tweetchat with the We Communities, exploring evidence for everyday – how practitioners find and use it, and how it impacts their practice.At Cochrane UK, we use social media to share evidence, most often from Cochrane reviews, in different formats and at different levels of...
    September 27 2017
  • Professor Martin Burton (Director of Cochrane UK) has been elected as Co-Chair of the Cochrane Board, for an initial term of two years. The Cochrane Governing Board is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of Cochrane’s strategic direction.  It also oversees the work of Cochrane’s Chief Executive Officer...
    September 27 2017
  • Cochrane is delighted to announce the official launch of its new, online introductory training course on how to conduct a systematic review of interventions.As part of the launch of Cochrane’s new online learning programme, Cochrane Interactive Learning, Cochrane authors and other producers of systematic reviews from across the world will be...
    September 26 2017
  • Steven Williams, Communications Manager at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre, blogs about the recently launched ‘My Signals’, in which health and social care staff and service users describe research that is important for them. How would you respond to the same information if it was told to you...
    September 21 2017
  • This week, we announced our next global conference, to be held in Edinburgh, 15th-18th September 2018. Here we share with you our plans for making it a ‘Patients Included’ event. Cochrane Consumer Co-ordinator Richard Morley and Cochrane UK’s Director Martin Burton and Sarah Chapman explain. There is a pop-up survey at the end of this blog,...
    September 17 2017
  • Cochrane UK are delighted to be hosting the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium.  It will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland from 16th to 18th September 2018. The theme of the Colloquium will be: ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence for better health decisions’. This will be a Colloquium for...
    September 14 2017
  • Heather Bagley (COMET), Sarah Gorst (MRC Hub for Trials Methodology Research), Richard Morley (Cochrane) Bridget Young (COMET) explore how patient-imporant outcomes could be identified for Cochrane Reviews. An enthusiastic group of healthcare consumers, Cochrane authors,  and researchers joined a workshop jointly run by Richard Morley (...
    August 30 2017

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