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  • This is an excerpt from a blog originally published on Students 4 Best EvidenceWhat is a meta-analysis?Meta-analysis is a statistical technique for combining data from multiple studies on a particular topic.Meta-analyses play a fundamental role in evidence-based healthcare. Compared to other study designs (such as randomized controlled...
    December 2 2016
  • Students 4 Best Evidence are holding a student competition to win free registration to the Cochrane UK and Ireland symposium 2017. Each year, Cochrane UK organize an annual symposium for all of their networks, including UK- and Ireland-based Cochrane contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and...
    November 30 2016
  • Announcing our competition for health professionals to win free registration to the 2017 Cochrane UK & Ireland symposium.Each year, we organize an annual symposium for all of our networks, including UK- and Ireland-based Cochrane contributors, researchers, health professionals, students, charities, patient advocates, and other...
    November 30 2016
  • The following new funding opportunities are available:Health Technology Assessment Programme16/140 - Preoperative inspiratory muscle training16/141 - Proton pump inhibitor therapy for refractory gastro-oesophageal reflux symptoms16/142 - The role of bile duct imaging in gallbladder surgery16/143 - Frenotomy for babies with tongue-tie16/144 -...
    November 29 2016
  • Who we areCochrane trainees are a group of doctors and dentists in training from across the United Kingdom and Ireland in different areas of medicine and dentistry who each enjoy and engage with evidence-based practice. We aim to inspire, inform and empower trainees to understand, use and create the best evidence in their clinical practice...
    November 28 2016
  • Call for workshopsWe should like to invite workshop proposals for the Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium 2017.  Workshops will run for 60 minutes and will bring together participants for a practical learning session on a range of engaging topics.  We invite workshops that are interactive and topical and will engage participants in...
    November 22 2016
  • This is an excerpt from a blog originally published on Evidently Cochrane.In this guest blog for the general reader, retired GP Lynda Ware looks at the latest evidence on detecting and treating ‘strep throat’.I recently visited the beautiful city of Prague with its magnificent Gothic cathedral dedicated to St Vitus. Memories of medical...
    November 22 2016
  • In line with the UK aid strategy, HM Treasury has allocated Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding to the Department of Health to commission internationally outstanding applied global health research. Aiming to deliver measurable benefits for patients and the public in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). To find out more and to...
    November 22 2016
  • Post: Post-doc research fellow (Cochrane Heart Rehabilitation Research Fellow)Location: University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UKContract type:  Part-time (0.6FTE); fixed-term appointment for 30 monthsSalary: £33,943 up to £38,183 (pro rata).Closing date: 1 December 2016For more information email Prof Rod Taylor or see the...
    November 21 2016
  • Latest NewsNew study to look into best treatment for hand conditionA new study is comparing two methods of treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture. Dupuytren’s Contracture is the fourth most common problem affecting the hand in the UK. The disorder, occurring mostly in adult men, is caused by fibrous tissue forcing the finger to bend down into the...
    November 17 2016

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