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  • From the comfortable distance of six months’ retirement from General Practice, I read with interest the implications of this Cochrane Review, published in March 2015, looking at personalised care planning for adults with chronic or long-term health conditions. Common sense and experience might well lead us to expect that only good can...
    May 22 2015
  • Missed our Cochrane UK & Ireland Symposium 2015? Or, want to remind yourself of what was discussed in the plenary sessions? Watch the plenary videos, here on our YouTube channel!The full line-up:Opening plenary: Kathleen Mac Lellan & Roger O'SullivanPlenary 2: Maire Ennis-O'Connor & Athula SumathipalaPlenary 3: Phil HammondClosing...
    May 21 2015
  • While most, if not all, members and readers of Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) will be keen advocates of the practise of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) it would be foolish to suggest that it is without flaws. Understanding these weaknesses is important in order to improve our practice of EBM, both at an individual and wider level.‘Time to...
    May 21 2015
  • Making Sense of Uncertainty is a fascinating paper that takes the reader on a journey through what uncertainty in research means and how it can be understood in order to make decisions, or used to misrepresent or devalue scientific arguments, whether intentionally or through misunderstanding.Created by Sense About Science, an organisation...
    May 19 2015
  • Three very good questions we might, as patients, ask our doctors when offered a test or a treatment are ‘is it supported by evidence?’, ‘could it harm me?’ and ‘is it necessary?’ These questions are at the heart of the Choosing Wisely initiative, developed in the US and Canada and launched this week here in the UK. It’s all about identifying...
    May 19 2015
  • We hired graphic artists, Jongens van de Tekeningen to create an infomural, illustrating what happened at our UK & Ireland 2015 Symposium in Dublin last month. You can now access and download the infomural, here.
    May 12 2015
  • Both Evidently Cochrane and Students 4 Best Evidence were awarded top prize in their respective categories at the UK Blog Awards. Sarah Chapman, Evidently Cochrane’s blogger and editor, and Holly, the editor of Students 4 Best Evidence, both attended the awards ceremony in London on the 17th of April, coming away with the...
    April 30 2015
  • For more information about Cochrane UK, go to the 'about us' page, here.
    April 29 2015
  • Read the latest Evidently Cochrane blog post at www.evidentlycochrane.net/keeping-people-warm-during-surgery-whats-the-evidence.
    April 28 2015
  • Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) is a network for students interested inevidence-based health care. Blog posts about learning resources and issues in the media are written and submitted for publication by medical students from across the globe. Visit the blog at www.students4bestevidence.org.View a timeline of the development of S4BE from 2015-2020.
    April 28 2015


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