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  • Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, recently warned that the world could face a “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” She urged that, unless action is taken to halt the practices that have allowed antibiotic resistance to spread and ways are found to develop new types of antibiotics, we could return to the days when simple...
    November 14 2017
  • To mark the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, here is a blog for non-medical readers by Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice with Cochrane UK, taking a look at the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance and what we can do about it. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a very real threat to all of us. Just in case...
    November 13 2017
  • Next week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and its focus is on seeking advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. We will be sharing blogs and blogshots throughout the week, looking at the wider problem of antimicrobial resistance and on Cochrane evidence for decisions about antibiotic use. Here, Samantha...
    November 10 2017
  • On Monday 13th November 2017, Cochrane UK will be launching our latest campaign: “Tackling antibiotic resistance: evidence for responsible antibiotic use”.  This will be a week-long campaign, coinciding with World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19th November.  Campaign description Professor Dame Sally Davies...
    November 7 2017
  • Specifications: Maximum of 0.2 FTESalary: Competitive Location: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 13 November 2017ContextCochrane is creating eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high-quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that...
    November 3 2017
  • In this blog for our Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series, David Crowe shares his experience of living with sleep apnoea and exploring treatment options.We know the importance of sleep, even if we don’t always allow ourselves the luxury of eight hours, but what happens if we have slept eight, nine, ten hours and still feel absolutely...
    November 2 2017
  • Join us in a #cochraneforall tweetchat – another opportunity to tell us what we could do to increase the involvement of patients and carers in next year’s Cochrane conference. The twenty people we met at our recent meetings in Oxford and Edinburgh gave us a wealth of ideas about how to make our 2018 global Cochrane conference accessible and...
    October 31 2017
  • This article for nurses, on venous leg ulcers, is one of a series of evidence reviews written by Sarah Chapman for the British Journal of Community Nursing through 2017. It was published there in September.Venous ulcers are chronic wounds, caused by venous insufficiency and are the most common type of leg ulcer, affecting around 1% of the...
    October 26 2017
  • Cochrane UK are delighted to be hosting Cochrane's next annual health conference: Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018.  It will be held at the 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’ One of...
    October 24 2017
  • 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

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