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  • Episode 12 -Alexandra Barratt 'It's not science or instinct...it's evidence and personal preferences. That's really, to me, the heart of shared decision making.’ This week’s guest has led something of a double life, using both medicine and the media to explore and promote the critical role of evidence in healthcare. Now based at the University of…
    Thursday, August 9, 18
  • Swiss illustrator explains his motivation for creating the comic and what he hopes it shows.The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions. The new WHO guideline includes evidence from 17 Cochrane Reviews and has 56…
    Wednesday, August 8, 18
  • Editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library, David Tovey, describes the journey of updating the Cochrane Library, which spans being a journal and a knowledge resource, and includes current and archive content, multi-lingual text, and a varied collection of databases.It all began in April 2012 at Cochrane’s business meeting in Paris: a ‘strategic…
    Thursday, August 2, 18
  • Specifications: Part Time (0.6 FTE) 12 Months Fixed Term ContractSalary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 31/08/2018This role is an exciting opportunity to use your experience as a Medical Terminology Manager to make a difference in the field of health care research. As part of the Cochrane Linked Data team you will have a…
    Thursday, August 2, 18
  • Specifications: Maximum of 0.2 FTESalary: Competitive Location: FlexibleContract: 2 yearsApplication Closing Date: 15 August 2018ContextIn 2017 Cochrane created eight new Networks of Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) responsible for the efficient and timely production of high quality systematic reviews that address the research questions that are most…
    Wednesday, August 1, 18
  • Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care  (PaPaS)  group addresses the gap in knowledge on chronic  pain in childhood and helps push solutions forward.On July 12th at the Wellcome Trust in London, UK,  world-leading experts came together to look at evidence, policy and practice in the area of childhood pain.Clinicians, researchers, funders…
    Wednesday, August 1, 18
  • After 20 years of stellar contributions to Cochrane, Elaine Beller is shifting her keen focus from biostatistics to bushwalking, and embracing semi-retirement. Last week we caught up with Elaine on the road from outback Birdsville – a leisurely 27 hour drive from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Though never one to seek the limelight, she…
    Tuesday, July 31, 18
  • Cochrane is pleased to announce that the Cochrane Library, which provides high-quality, independently produced evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, has been redesigned and enhanced to improve user experience and functionality. Cochrane is a global independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers, and people interested…
    Tuesday, July 31, 18
  • "It is crucial that people have an understanding of what interventions work in what populations so as to make correct clinical and policy practice related decisions.” An international team, supported by  Cochrane Bone, Joint & Muscle Trauma, assessed whether fall-prevention strategies that target two or more risk factors for falls are…
    Monday, July 30, 18
  • Cochrane is pleased to announce plans to establish a new, open and collaborative Network within the US.An internal review of Cochrane’s structures carried out in 2016 highlighted that a single Center approach for a country the size of the US has many limitations, and that a Network of multiple groups based across the country is a better model to…
    Monday, July 30, 18