Teaching communities about Evidence-Based Medicine

Since 2016, Cochrane UK has been delivering talks to the public, and secondary school pupils, to teach about Evidence-Based Medicine, its importance, and its relevance to our everyday lives.

Cochrane UK community talks are now targeted at University of the Third Age (u3a) groups in order to reach larger, more diverse audiences than previously. 

Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice with Cochrane UK and a former GP, delivers the talks and has received excellent feedback:

“I just wanted to personally say "thank you", and also on behalf of our Group, for your thought-provoking and informative talk yesterday morning. Your presentation certainly fulfilled the u3a ethos of 'Learn, Laugh and Live”. - John Sutton, Programme Secretary, Thame and District U3A.

Here you can view the slides for a 2021 version of the talk: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)

The presentation explores these questions, and more:

  • What is Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)
  • Why is it important?
  • Where can we find it?… and some examples of where we might not!


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