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  • Earlier this year, we invited applications from people who would like to be ‘Cochrane UK Consumer Champions’*. The Consumer Champions role will involve advocating for evidence-based health care and Cochrane amongst organisations and patient groups in the UK. We will be introducing each of the Consumer Champions here. First is Brian...
    November 5 2020
  • In this blog, Liz O’Riordan reflects on the Cochrane Review Communication skills training for healthcare professionals working with people who have cancer from her perspective as both breast surgeon and someone with recurrent breast cancer.The objectives of this recent Cochrane Review were to assess whether communication skills training...
    November 4 2020
  • Sarah Chapman introduces Contemplating Cancer, Cochrane UK’s special series of blogs and other resources sharing cancer evidence and experience.Today we’re launching Contemplating Cancer, a special series which will run throughout November and will include blogs and other resources on cancer-related topics. We hope it will be both...
    October 30 2020
  • Who should apply? UK Cochrane Groups who would like to host a fellow at up to 80% FEC (full economic costs) for Academic InstitutionsCountry funding open to: UKGeneral information: The objectives of the scheme are: To develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent in the UK. To foster new research and innovation...
    October 23 2020
  • In the sixth blog of our special series on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice, Lynda Ware, a Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, explains why detecting diseases earlier by screening is not always beneficial, and may – in some cases – be harmful.Surely sooner is always better?...
    October 23 2020
  • The James Lind Alliance is working with Evidence Synthesis Ireland in a worldwide exercise, called the Priority III study.  The exercise will follow James Lind Alliance methodology to identify the most important research questions around how rapid reviews in healthcare are planned and done and how the results are communicated.The Priority III...
    October 23 2020
  • 20th October is World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day. Cochrane UK’s Knowledge Brokers, Sarah Chapman and Selena Ryan-Vig, take up its theme #EvidenceToImpact, with a reflection on the potential impact of sharing evidence in blogs and the challenges of capturing it. For this first World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day, ...
    October 20 2020
  • In this blog for people undergoing IVF, Sarah Lensen (Cochrane editor) and Noortje Uphoff (IVF patient) look at the latest Cochrane evidence on IVF add-ons, as part of the new Cochrane Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation – effectiveness of add-ons.“During our first round of IVF, we were given the option to use embryo glue to...
    October 16 2020
  • In this blog for health professionals caring for neonates with jaundice, Katie Westwood, Paediatric Registrar, looks at  Cochrane evidence on the prevention and treatment of jaundice in neonates.One of the first things parents usually ask me when their newborn is being treated for jaundice is “when can I go home?”. The thing...
    October 14 2020
  • The latest evidence and resources for nurses and clinical support workers. You can either scroll through this page, or click on the topics below to jump straight to a particular section.COVID-19Care of pre-term infantsCentral venous catheter managementChronic Kidney DiseaseHealthcare worker safety and wellbeingOlder adults and medication-taking...
    October 8 2020

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