A call to help shape our blogs and other content for those working in Allied Health, Maternity Care and Nursing by responding to a short survey, plus other opportunities to help us shape how we share evidence with you.
If you’re a health professional or clinical support worker, you’ll want to keep up with the best available evidence that’s relevant to your areas of work. But we know that’s not easy! At Cochrane UK, we’re trying to bridge the gap between producers and potential users of evidence by sharing it in a range of accessible formats, here on our blog and across several social media platforms.
We want to review what we’re producing in our ongoing series Evidence for Allied Health, Evidence for Maternity Care and Evidence for Nursing and to ask for your opinions, so that we can use our resources wisely and give you content you will find useful.
Have you been here before? Or seen our content on social media? We love you and you can go straight to the survey!
If you haven’t been before, or seen any of our stuff, we love you because you’re here now! Here’s a very quick summary of the kinds of things we have in our ‘Evidence for…’ series.
Quarterly round-up blog
These are collections of the latest Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews. In systematic reviews we search for and summarize studies that answer a specific research question (e.g. is paracetamol effective and safe for treating back pain?). The studies are identified, assessed, and summarized by using a systematic and predefined approach. They inform recommendations for healthcare and research. More and related products such as Cochrane Clinical Answers, blogs and podcasts. They sometimes include other resources, such as guidelines, and highlight opportunities within Cochrane and elsewhere. These are the only blogs that we don’t update when the reviews are updated.
View the latest in each series here:
- Evidence for Allied Health: new evidence and resources – Quarter 3, 2021
- Evidence for Maternity Care: new evidence and resources – Quarter 3, 2021
- Evidence for Nursing: new evidence and resources – Quarter 3, 2021
Blogs on single topics
These usually explore the evidence in one or more Cochrane Reviews, set in context and often with reflections from someone with relevant expertise, such as a health professional or patient. Each one comes with a ‘take-home points’ slide. You can see an example below from a blog by Myra Robson, a pelvic health physiotherapist, Pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse – looking at the Cochrane evidence.
These are brief summaries of a Cochrane Review in a single image, shared on social media. We have blogshots in each series. Below, you can see an example in our Evidence for Nursing series. You can find the full archive of blogshots in our Evidence for Allied Health series, Evidence for Nursing series, and Evidence for Maternity Care.
If you use Figure 1, you can also follow us there too (@CochraneUK).
Other ways to help shape our content and get involved
We’d also love to hear from you if you’d like to:
- contribute to a blog
- give more detailed feedback on particular products (e.g. blogshots)
- be consulted about whether newly published Cochrane Reviews in your specialist area are important and relevant for us to disseminate
If you’re interested, there’s an option to express your interest in our short survey.
Do share this with your colleagues. We’ll love them too! Thank you.