Expert advice isn’t always right or based on careful consideration of the best evidence. In the first blog of our new special series '“Oh, really?” 12 things to help you question health advice', Cochrane UK's Director, Professor Martin Burton, takes us from experts to evidence.
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Introducing a new special series of blogs on Evidently Cochrane: “Oh, really?” Twelve things to help you question health advice. In 2020, we're publishing one blog each month, offering 12 things to help you question health advice. The series is based on a list of ‘Key Concepts’ developed by the Informed Health Choice project team.
In this question & answer session, Lynda Ware a former GP and Senior Fellow in General Practice at Cochrane UK, talks about Cochrane, Evidence-Based Medicine and speaking with your healthcare provider about treatment decisions.
Cochrane UK run talks and workshops in secondary schools, teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM) and critical thinking for years 9-13.
Want to be part of a bold new project, a public-led fun online clinical trial? Here it is - The People's Trial.
School children in Ireland have run and presented their own randomised trials in the innovative START (Schools Teaching About Randomised Trials) competition. Here's what they achieved and why this matters.
In this blog for our Understanding Evidence series, Emma Carter and Selena Ryan-Vig share resources to help you get to grips with some key concepts that can help us to think critically about treatment claims.
Cochrane Crowd's Community Engagement and Partnerships Manager Emily Steele, and Co-Leader Anna Noel-Storr blog about the benefits for students of getting involved with Cochrane Crowd, Cochrane's citizen science platform.
Opeyemi Babatude, Research Associate at Keele University, introduces “Evidence Flowers” as a novel way of providing a visual summary of research evidence.
Sandra Galvin and Shaun Treweek blog about the START competition that challenges children in Ireland's primary schools to become trialists and reflects on what they have achieved.
Nurse Helen Cowan delves into the Cochrane Library to explore some 'known unknowns', and reflects on what practitioners might do when the evidence is equivocal, and what might bridge the evidence gap.
Sarah Chapman and Kit Byatt reflect on their discussion about helping an elderly relative decide whether a test and a treatment offered were in her best interests.