Useful resources for trainees


Overviews of evidence-based medicine (EBM)


Testing Treatments Interactive

Testing Treatments interactive provides open access to learning resources aimed at helping individuals to think critically about treatment claims. The Testing Treatments interactive website provides open access to learning resources aimed at helping individuals to think critically about treatment claims. 


James Lind LibraryThe James Lind library comprises a variety of essays, records and articles which illustrate the development of fair tests of treatments in health care. It provides explanations of concepts such as bias. The b James Lind library comprises a variety of essays, records and articles which illustrate the development of fair tests of treatments in health care.


AllTrialsThe AllTrials campaign calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported. Hundreds of thousands of clinical trials have been conducted from which no or limited data have been made available; data critical to enabling doctors and regulators to make informed decisions about which treatments to use and fund.


Sense About ScienceSense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. They advocate honesty and openness about research findings and run a variety of campaigns.Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity .


Reading and understanding evidence


CREBP

The Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice works on big, neglected problems in health care. This includes antibiotic resistance, overdiagnosis, non-drug treatment and waste in research. Other areas of focus include shared decision-making and the automation of the systematic review process. The Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice works on big, neglected problems in health care such as antibiotic resistance.  


BMJ statistics notes

BMJ Statistics Notes is a series of short, accessible articles on statistics.  BMJ Statistics Notes is a series of short, accessible articles on statistics.  BMJ Statistics Notes is a series of short, accessible articles on statistics.  BMJ Statistics Notes is a series of short, accessible articles on statistics.  BMJ Statistics Notes is a series of short, accessible articles on statistics.  


MediWikisMediwikis is a global medical revision community. It features resources, guidance and exam tips. Mediwikis is a global medical revision community. It features resources, guidance and exam tips.  Mediwikis is a global medical revision community. It features resources, guidance and exam tips. 


CEBM

Based at the University of Oxford, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) aims to develop, teach and promote evidence-based medicine through a variety of methods so that all healthcare professionals can maintain the highest standards of medicine. The website contains learning resources, as well as blogs, podcasts, videos and upcoming local and international public engagement events. 


CASP

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) offers critical appraisal skills training, workshops and tools. These are designed to help individuals check health research for trustworthiness, results and relevance. 


Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine hosts videos on numerous topics, across a variety of speciality areas. 


JAMAevidence

JAMAevidence aims to teach users about concepts fundamental to the practice of evidence-based health care, such as study design and the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.


Putting EBM into practice


BMJ clinical evidenceBMJ Clinical Evidence is a database which aims to showcase the best available evidence on common clinical interventions. It features peer-reviewed systematic reviews of important clinical conditions, integrated with tools to explain what evidence-based medicine is and how - and why - to practise it.


HIFA

Healthcare Information for All (HIFA) is a global network of health professionals, publishers, librarians, technologists, researchers and policymakers. It feautres forums designed to explore ways to improve the availability and use of health information in low- and middle-income countries.


CHIFA

Child Health and Rights (CHIFA) addresses the information and learning needs of those responsible for the care of children in developing countries, including mothers, fathers and family caregivers as well as health workers. It features forums for individuals to discuss important child health issues.


HQIP

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership aims to promote quality in healthcare, and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on healthcare quality improvement. It is an independent organisation led by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, The Royal College of Nursing and National Voices.


Equator NetworkThe Equator Network ('Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparent Of health Research') is an initiative seeking to improve the reliablity of published health research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting and wider use of robust reporting guidelines.