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  • The NIHR Complex Reviews Unit (CRSU) has offered to provide advice and analytical support for COVID-19 related evidence synthesis, in whatever way Cochrane authors consider appropriate, including support for Rapid Reviews and Living Systematic Reviews.Expertise within the CRSU include:Diagnostic test accuracy reviewsNetwork meta-...
    December 2 2020
  • 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. Here, Olivia Fulton introduces herself:"I fell into patient and public...
    December 1 2020
  • In this blog for informal cancer caregivers, Beverley Lim Høeg and Pernille Envold Bidstrup, who are both psychologists and cancer researchers, look at the challenges faced by those caring for a loved-one with cancer and explore why informal caregivers deserve more support and focus in cancer treatment and research. Pernille is also the...
    November 26 2020
  • Journal Club #9 – Tuesday 8th December 2020, 19:00-20:00 GMT.Chair: Akriti Nanda @akritinandaAkriti is an Academic Foundation Doctor based in Oxford. She had an interest in evidence based medicine especially related to surgery. Her clinical interest lies in General and Breast Surgery and she is lead author of an ongoing Cochrane review of...
    November 25 2020
  • In this blog for people making treatment decisions about prostate cancer, surgeons Francisco Lopez, Freddie Hamdy and Alastair Lamb explore the evidence, weigh up the benefits and harms, and suggest some questions that you may wish to discuss with your clinician. Artwork: ‘Challenge and Shelter in a Tough Year’ by Ruth Dalzell*.Prostate...
    November 20 2020
  • General information:Applications are invited for research proposals that generate evidence to improve, expand and strengthen the way adult social care is delivered for users of care services, carers and the public. The Research for Social Care (RfSC) programme will fund research which generates evidence to improve, expand and strengthen...
    November 20 2020
  • General informationThe NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme funds research to produce evidence to impact on the quality, accessibility and organisation of health and social care services. This includes evaluations of how the NHS and social care might improve delivery of services. The audience for this research is the...
    November 20 2020
  • Throughout November, we are publishing a special series of blogs on Contemplating Cancer. We invited people to share their experiences and views on communicating about cancer in a tweetchat, and Sarah Chapman reflects on what emerged. Above artwork: ‘I am here’ by Jo Wightman, a self-portrait during chemo. It is part of ...
    November 19 2020
  • Save the date for ‘Virtually Cochrane’, an online event hosted by Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland: 20-22 April 2021.In 2021, we are holding an online event ‘Virtually Cochrane’ for all those involved with, or interested in, planning, doing, sharing and using research evidence. We welcome you to join us for a series of sessions on the theme...
    November 16 2020
  • 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. Here, Genna White introduces herself:"In 2012 my eldest son was diagnosed...
    November 12 2020

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