The latest evidence and resources for allied health professionals and clinical support staff.
Unprovoked venous thromboembolism: should we be looking for cancer?
Retired GP Lynda Ware looks at new evidence on whether unprovoked venous thromboembolism warrants cancer screening
Screening: earlier detection of disease is not necessarily better
Lynda Ware, Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, explains why detecting diseases earlier by screening is not always beneficial, and may – in some cases – be harmful.
Travel-related measures for controlling the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus): new Cochrane evidence
Sarah Chapman looks at a new Cochrane rapid review with evidence on the effectiveness of travel-related measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Domestic abuse: help and evidence for abused women and those supporting them.
A blog about what domestic abuse is, sources of help for women experiencing it, and evidence from Cochrane Reviews.
Skin cancer: should the UK start screening for it?
Emma Plugge asks whether screening the general population for malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is likely to be of benefit.
Detecting dementia: how hit and miss is this questionnaire?
Early diagnosis of dementia is a national priority but how accurately can it be identified?