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We are dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high-quality evidence-based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice.

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.

Cebm.net provides free support and resources to everyone interested in learning more about EBM. Our work falls into three categories:

  1. Research and 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 evidence-based practice 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.

Our team

Blog posts

Scientific and lay authors: writing together

Lynne Maddocks, NDPCHS and NIHR CLAHRC PPI Co-ordinator, interviews one of the lead authors and lay co-authors of the recently published scientifc paper. The paper argues for a re-think in how doctors talk to their patients about kidney health, suggesting it should be about ‘kidney age’ not ‘kidney disease.’

Navigating the 'public health epidemic' of loneliness in primary care

Stephanie Tierney is a Researcher in Evidence Synthesis at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, and is part of the SPCR Evidence Synthesis Working Group.

Meet a student - Georgia Richards

NIHR CLAHRC Oxford Communications Officer Gavin Hubbard interviews DPhil student Georgia Richards about her recent move from Australia and what prompted a change of heart towards a research career rather than studying medicine.