Why on earth do we waste so much research? – podcast

The broad aim of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine is to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to doctors and health care professionals to help maintain the highest standards of medicine. Many of the talks are taken from the Oxford Evidence-Based Health Care Programme and delivered by members … More Why on earth do we waste so much research? – podcast

Device-Guided Breathing for Hypertension: a Summary Evidence Review

Kamal R. Mahtani, Tumas Beinortas, Karolis Bauza, David Nunan Cite this article as: Mahtani, K.R., Beinortas, T., Bauza, K. et al. Curr Hypertens Rep (2016) 18: 33. doi:10.1007/s11906-016-0631-z Abstract Persistently raised blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Uncontrolled hypertension is also associated with high rates of mortality, particularly in middle and high-income … More Device-Guided Breathing for Hypertension: a Summary Evidence Review

RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter award 2016

  Professor Yvonne Carter CBE was an outstanding and inspirational leader who had a remarkable impact on academic general practice. To commemorate her contribution to primary care research the Royal College of General Practitioners, through its Scientific Foundation Board, and the Society for Academic Primary Care have jointly instituted the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding … More RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter award 2016

Beware evidence “spin” : an important source of bias in the reporting of clinical research

Spin [WITH OBJECT] Draw out and twist (the fibres of wool, cotton, or other material) to convert them into yarn, either by hand or with machinery: “they spin wool into the yarn for weaving” Does the name Malcolm Tucker ring a bell? The Malcolm Tucker I am referring to is the fictional character from the … More Beware evidence “spin” : an important source of bias in the reporting of clinical research

NIHR Adding Value in Research: ensuring that all new primary research is set in the context of a review of existing knowledge

As part of the “NIHR at 10” celebrations, I’ve been working with with some of the team from the NIHR Research on Research programme on updating the Adding Value in Research initiatives. Specifically: “Pillar 2: Appropriate Research Design, Conduct And Analysis”. The second way to add value in research is to ensure that new research is … More NIHR Adding Value in Research: ensuring that all new primary research is set in the context of a review of existing knowledge

All health researchers should begin their training by preparing at least one systematic review

This is the pre publication script (version 2) of an article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (version 3) One of the founding principles of evidence based medicine is to use the best available evidence to inform decisions made by patients and clinicians.[1] Systematic reviews have made significant contributions to the … More All health researchers should begin their training by preparing at least one systematic review