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  • 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
  • Last week, I wrote a blog summarising reliable Cochrane evidence which supports replacing peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) only when clinically indicated. A previous version of the review informed The UK’s epic3 National Evidence Based Guidelines(2014) which recommend that short peripheral catheters should be...
    November 23 2015
  • We're now inviting submissions for workshops for our Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium 2016, we will again aim to offer workshops around our theme 'Impact, innovation & ingenuity' and also some more general workshops. If you would like to submit a proposal for a workshop, please email Denise Wilcox by ...
    November 12 2015
  • Blog by Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker, Cochrane UK.I spent yesterday in a village with a difference: the social media village at EHI Live, a Digital Health Show. The rest of the conference had more the air of a city, populated largely by men in suits, manning stands with gadgetry I would have been interested to explore but had insufficient...
    November 6 2015
  • In this first evidence blog in our new series Evidence for Everyday Nursing, I’ve looked at a Cochrane review which found no evidence to support routinely replacing peripheral venous catheters. We’ll be discussing this with @WeNurses in a tweetchat later this month and hope many of you will join us.Routine can be a dangerous thing. It might...
    November 6 2015
  • They say it is the worst pain you can experience. That’s hard to prove, but the pain I’ve had from kidney stones on several occasions has certainly been the worst for me.As a small-town general practitioner, I had seen and treated dozens of cases before I had my first attack, which happened during a night shift when I was covering emergencies over...
    November 1 2015
  • Cochrane UK is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team at the UK Cochrane Centre in the role of Information and Administration Assistant. This is a key role within a small, friendly team, providing support to the Information Service within the Cochrane Centre, retrieving and recording information on the impact and use of Cochrane...
    October 30 2015
  • Closing date : 05/11/2015Reference : M&HS-07141Faculty / Organisational unit : Medical & Human Sciences School / Directorate : School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Employment type : Fixed TermDuration : From 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2018Location : Oxford Road, ManchesterSalary...
    October 29 2015
  • I’ve just had an email from a Professor of Nursing, with a quote under her signature, which I haven’t seen before:“There is nothing so useless as doing something efficiently which should not be done at all.” (Peter Drucker)In health research (as in life!) doing the right thing is critical. If research is to be useful, it’s really...
    October 23 2015
  • Join Evidence-Based Mental Health to discuss 'Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy' on Friday 23rd October 2015 at 3pm BST. There will be a panel of speakers live on Google Hangout discussing the topic and viewers can tweet the event and send in questions using #EBMHchat.Speakers:Willem Kuyken (Oxford, UK)Ben...
    October 21 2015

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