Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group (CCMD) has planned a series of priority setting activities over the next two years to co-produce, with young people, the questions our reviews ask. To start this process we are currently encouraging young people over 16, and anyone who supports young people’s mental health, to complete a survey.
May 16 2019
We work with schools to help young people build their knowledge and understanding of evidence-based medicine and how it informs everyday health choicesEvery day we are bombarded with news about health and healthcare – in newspapers, on the TV and radio, across the internet and in conversations with friends and family. The headlines we read,...
May 10 2019
We run workshops designed to help people prepare and update Cochrane Reviews. There are four core workshops to help authors at different stages of review preparation, from beginning a review protocol through to completing the review. Find out more and submit your registration here.
May 9 2019
This blog discusses the recent Cochrane Review: Inpatient versus outpatient care, partial hospitalisation and waiting list for people with eating disorders by Hay, Touyz, Claudino, Lujic, Smith, & Madden, (2019).What are eating disorders?Eating disorders (ED) are a range of psychological disorders characterised by disturbed eating...
May 2 2019
In this blog for our Evidence for Everyday Health Choices series, Sarah Chapman looks at new Cochrane evidence on two treatments for hip and knee osteoarthritis: paracetamol and exercise.This week two things have prompted me to blog about osteoarthritis, a very common condition in the UK, where almost one in five people aged 50 and older have...
March 8 2019
In epidemiology, the term “cohort” is used to define a set of people followed for a certain period of time. W. H. Frost, a 20th century epidemiologist, was the first to adopt the term in a 1935 publication, when he assessed age-specific and tuberculosis-specific mortality rates. The epidemiological definition of the word currently means:a group of...
March 7 2019
In this blog for people who have just stopped smoking Robert Walton, a general practitioner, helps you work out how best to stay smoke-free, looking at the latest Cochrane evidence on relapse prevention.So you’ve managed to stop smoking – very well done indeed! Stopping smoking brings a huge benefit in health not just for yourself but...
March 1 2019
'Cochrane at the WHO' is a blog series that highlights the partnership between Cochrane and the World Health Organization. If you would like to share a story about how your Cochrane Group is working with WHO, please contact Emma Thompson, Advocacy and Partnership Officer.In this blog post Emma Carter, Selena Ryan-Vig, and Anne Eisinga...
February 26 2019
Cochrane UK are seeking a dynamic public health consultant with an interest in evidence based practice to work with them one day per week. The consultant should be on the GMC/GDC Specialist Register or the UK Public Health (Specialist) Register and currently employed by Public Health England. They should be an accredited educational supervisor for...
February 25 2019
In this blog, Neelam Khan, a fourth year dental student at the University of Manchester, looks at the latest Cochrane evidence on the full publication of study results initially presented in abstracts and reflects on the implications of the findings.What is an abstract?An abstract is a concise and clearly structured summary of the main features...
February 22 2019