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  • On behalf of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (TCC) is launching the 2016 round of NIHR Systematic Review Fellowships. NIHR Systematic Review Fellowships form part of the NIHR Research Methods Programme, the purpose of which is to: Attract to the NIHR the most talented individuals,...
    December 11 2015
  • In the UK, 9.9 million people are aged over 65 and it has been estimated that around 6.6% have dementia; in the over 85s, this may be as high as 50%. Dementia has been identified as a national priority in health and social care and recent guidelines have emphasized early diagnosis to help with planning and management, though ‘screening’ for...
    December 11 2015
  • Being able to assess claims about treatment effects is important. Belief in false or unsubstantiated claims may be harmful and waste precious resources.The new CLAIM questionnaire is being developed by the Informed Healthcare Choices project and Testing Treatments interactive. It consists of multiple-choice questions to explore your familiarity...
    December 11 2015
  • This blog is written by Cochrane UK’s Senior Fellow in General Practice, Lynda Ware, for non-medical readers (but health professionals may read it too!).An overview of Cochrane reviews (a review of reviews, if you like) was published recently, looking at the efficacy of over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers in acute pain...
    December 4 2015
  • Over the last six months we have been developing the use and design of 'blogshots' - small infographics that can be used to share nuggets of useful information on social media. The take up and support for our blogshots has been great and has developed into specific projects for some of our key audiences, for example Evidence for Everyday Nursing...
    December 3 2015
  • Important new Cochrane review looking at portion size, packaging and tableware impacting the amount we consume. We have produced a series of content to help disseminate the reviews findings. Please feel free to also share the content listed below:Click here to share our full size infographic on Evidently Cochrane.You can download and share our 4...
    December 3 2015
  • Don't miss your chance to vote for important questions for research in Early Osteoarthritis of Hips and Knees! Go to: surveymonkey.com/r/8KDKF58
    December 1 2015
  • We’re always looking to share evidence in ways that are quick and accessible, shareable and sometimes fun! Christmas is the season to be jolly and we take that to mean we can do something a bit daft, with the very serious aim of getting our evidence to lots of people, including some who have never heard of Cochrane or perhaps just haven’t engaged...
    December 1 2015
  • It is with immense sadness to say that our friend, mentor and colleague Aubrey Sheiham died on Tuesday 24th November.In July he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. His condition deteriorated very quickly in the last few days. This is an enormous shock for us all. Aubrey transformed and changed all our lives through his immense kindness and...
    November 27 2015
  • This blog was originally published on our blog site, Evidently Cochrane. If you would like to read more of our blogs, click here: evidentlycochrane.netAfter the fascinating discussion we had, over 60 of us in a #WeNurses tweetchat, about the latest evidence on when to re-site peripheral venous catheters and whether it is reflected in current...
    November 27 2015

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