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  • Throughout March 2018, Cochrane UK will be running a special series of blogs and other material, shared on social media, on the theme of #LifeAfterStroke. This will include Cochrane evidence, ongoing research and the perspectives of stroke survivors, researchers and health professionals on life after stroke. The focus will be broad, from the acute...
    February 20 2018
  • Registration has now opened for the 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium. Register before the 15 June 2018 to get the reduced early bird rate! This year, the Colloquium will be held at the International Convention Centre in Edinburgh from 16-18 September 2018 and is expected to attract up to 1200 delegates. The Colloquium will be a ‘...
    February 19 2018
  • In this blog for our Evidence for Everyday Nursing series, Sarah Chapman gives a round-up of Cochrane evidence on interventions for infants with bronchiolitis.When I was nursing on a children’s ward here in Oxford, rather a long time ago, the winter months would see our largest bay perpetually filled with infants with bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis...
    February 15 2018
  • An important part of the work of Cochrane UK is to raise awareness and knowledge about evidence-based decision making.  As part of this, Cochrane UK works with medical and dental ‘trainees’, that is, qualified junior doctors and dentists who are still in postgraduate training before practising independently as consultants, GPs, or dentists....
    January 24 2018
  • In this blog, We Nurses founder Teresa Chinn (@AgencyNurse on Twitter) reflects on how learning about Cochrane evidence on catheter washouts, via Twitter, enabled her to challenge and change her patient’s care. I have been following @CochraneUK on Twitter for quite some time now. Although I have to admit to not clicking on or...
    January 24 2018
  • Sarah Chapman blogs new Cochrane evidence, published today, on vaccination reminders to increase uptake of routine vaccinations.Postcards – they’ve been with us since the 1840s and, particularly when postal deliveries took place several times a day, they were often used for urgent communication, a bit like we might text. Unlike texts, we can still...
    January 18 2018
  • The 25th annual Cochrane Colloquium, to be held in Edinburgh 16-18 September, has now been officially granted ‘Patients Included’ status, appearing on the official list of ‘Patients Included’ accredited conferences.The Patients Included conference charter provides conference organisers with ‘a means of demonstrating that their events are...
    January 16 2018
  • This may shock you, but not every paper we read is a Cochrane Review! Pragmatic evidence-based medicine means we should consider research in every form. Based on the merits and context of a paper, we need to decide: 1) whether it is a useful question to answer, 2) whether the research is robust, and 3) whether we can utilise this new knowledge in...
    January 15 2018
  • In this blog for non-medical readers, Harry Boardman discusses the different types of coronary stents which are used to treat people after a heart attack.Coronary artery disease refers to an obstruction within a coronary artery which impairs the passage of blood flow down the artery. The obstruction is usually caused by a fatty or chalky plaque....
    January 11 2018
  • What have patients and carers told us will make the 2018 Cochrane Colloquium, Cochrane For All, accessible, inclusive and interesting? As we work to make this conference a Patients Included event, here are some of their ideas. Sitting with friends in the last hours of 2017, our conversation turned, inevitably, to reflecting on the old year...
    January 8 2018

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