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The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine was established in Oxford in 1995 with the aim of promoting evidence-based health care to all offering effective and up-to-date decision-making in health care around the world. We provide support and resources to doctors, clinicians, teachers and others interested in learning about Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), The Centre is directed by Prof Carl Heneghan, GP, experienced clinician and researcher. provides free support and resources to everyone interested in learning more about EBM. Our work falls into three categories:

1.) Research & development on the barriers to and improvement of the clinical practice of evidence
2.) Training in the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine 
3.) Training the trainers in how to teach EBM and how to undertake research and development in EBM

Gives me a better appreciation of the need to apply EBP where and when practical to routine clinical practice

Our popular courses range from one-day introductory workshops on EBM in practice to a five-day residential programme, providing each delegate with the knowledge and confidence to practise EBM in their own working environment.

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  • Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine

    5 Day residential workshop in Oxford, taken as part of the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care or a short course.

  • Practising Evidence-Based Medicine

    3 Day residential workshop in Oxford

  • An introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine

    1 Day residential workshop in Oxford which runs twice a year in June and November.

  • MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care

    This is a joint Programme between the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education's Continuing Professional Development Centre.

  • DPhil in Evidence-Based Health Care

    The part-time DPhil programme in Evidence-Based Health Care, accepts applications from MSc graduates and others who can demonstrate that they have skills and competencies in EBHC, in which case the programme can be completed in a minimum of six years.


THE CEBM is committed to providing high quality training, education and international events in the field of Evidence Based-Medicine. We have seen more than 1000 health care professional from all over the world train with the Oxford Centre for EBM and continue to support professional learning through workshops and conferences.

Course and conference details plus registration can be found here

If you are hosting an event related to Evidence Based Medicine and would like details displayed on please contact Ruth Davis CEBM Centre Manager. 



All latest and relevant CEBM news can be found on the CEBM blog

An Introduction to medical statistics

Carl Heneghan and Rafael Perera give an introduction to Medical Statsitics


Listen to Carl Heneghan and John Balla discussing 3 papers and the Diagnostic Reasoning behind them.