A new project aims to find out what are the top questions that need answering about dementia and hearing conditions, in the first Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) to look at two health areas together. Sarah Chapman looks at what this is about, and hears from some of those involved in the PSP about what it hopes to achieve and why it’s important.
Author archives: Sarah Chapman
Preventing falls in older people: new evidence on what helps
Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK shares new evidence on what can be done to reduce falls in older people at home by making safety adaptations to the environment and, importantly, who is likely to benefit most from these.
Menière’s disease: experience, evidence gaps & treatment choices
In a blog for people with Menière's disease and those supporting them, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on treatments and talks to her husband Tim about living with Menière’s and making choices about treatments, and to researcher Katie Webster and Ear, Nose and Throat doctor Martin Burton, who are both authors of new Cochrane Reviews on treatments for Menière's.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): the latest evidence on treatments
In this blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence on treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), talks to Consultant Neurophysiologist and Cochrane Review author Jeremy Bland, and reflects on her husband’s experiences.
Managing osteoarthritis: evidence and guidance
Sarah Chapman looks at Cochrane evidence and NICE guidance on managing osteoarthritis
Evidently Cochrane 2022: a look back at a year of blogs
In the final Evidently Cochrane blog of the year, Sarah Chapman from Cochrane UK takes a look back at some highlights and changes from 2022.
Are COVID-19 vaccines effective and safe? New Cochrane evidence
In this blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the new evidence from Cochrane on COVID-19 vaccines.
Making health decisions: things that can help
In a blog for anyone making health decisions, Sarah Chapman looks at some key things that can help you make a choice that feels right for you. Included here are links to good resources.
Venous leg ulcers: evidence review
An evidence round-up, for nurses, on venous leg ulcers.
After hip fracture: how best to help people get back on their feet
Hip fracture is a common injury, but do we have reliable evidence to guide care and rehabilitation?
Evidence for Maternity Care: new evidence and resources – September 2022
The latest evidence and resources for midwives and clinical support staff.
PTSD: remembering and recovering with EMDR
Sandra shares her experience of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and how treatment with EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) helped, and we include sources of information and support for people with PTSD.