From the comfortable distance of six months’ retirement from General Practice, I read with interest the implications of this Cochrane Review, published in March 2015, looking at personalised care planning for adults with chronic or long-term health conditions. Common sense and experience...
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 13:53
Missed our Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium 2015? Or, want to remind yourself of what was discussed in the plenary sessions? Watch the plenary videos, here on our YouTube channel!The full line-up:Opening plenary: Kathleen Mac Lellan & Roger O'SullivanPlenary 2: Maire Ennis-O'Connor...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 17:38
While most, if not all, members and readers of Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) will be keen advocates of the practise of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) it would be foolish to suggest that it is without flaws. Understanding these weaknesses is important in order to improve our practice of EBM,...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 14:45
Making Sense of Uncertainty is a fascinating paper that takes the reader on a journey through what uncertainty in research means and how it can be understood in order to make decisions, or used to misrepresent or devalue scientific arguments, whether intentionally or through misunderstanding.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 14:30
Three very good questions we might, as patients, ask our doctors when offered a test or a treatment are ‘is it supported by evidence?’, ‘could it harm me?’ and ‘is it necessary?’ These questions are at the heart of the Choosing Wisely initiative, developed in the US and Canada and launched this...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 14:15
Cochrane Reviews are seen as exemplifying best practice in the quality of both their conduct and reporting. To maintain this position we need to improve and maintain the quality of our output as standards and expectations for systematic reviews increase generally; we also need to ensure...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:47
We hired graphic artists, Jongens van de Tekeningen to create an infomural, illustrating what happened at our UK & Ireland 2015 Symposium in Dublin last month. You can now access and download the infomural, here.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:35
Both Evidently Cochrane and Students 4 Best Evidence were awarded top prize in their respective categories at the UK Blog Awards.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 15:06
For more information about Cochrane UK, go to the 'about us' page, here.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 15:08
Read the latest Evidently Cochrane blog post at www.evidentlycochrane.net/keeping-people-warm-during-surgery-whats-the-evidence.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 15:28