The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine aims to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care through conferences, workshops and evidence-based medicine (EBM) tools so that doctors, clinicians, teachers, and others interested in learning about EBM can maintain the highest standards of medicine.
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 practice EBM in their own environment. Researchers within our research methods and EBM theme also lead and contribute to our professional development programme in evidence-based healthcare, which is delivered in partnership with the Department of Continuing Education.
Our team of medical statisticians, systematic reviews, methodologists and health economists are involved in a variety of research programmes across the department. Our statisticians also have their own research programmes and contribute to the department's many teaching activities at all levels. Using a wide range of expertise, they develop innovative methods of analysis and monitoring in primary and secondary research, including diabetes, oral anticoagulation therapy, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Currently the group is focused on work to develop more effective ways to monitor patients with chronic kidney disease or chronic heart failure in primary care.
26 November 2020
Findings indicate that gestational age at birth is a strong predictor of ill health throughout childhood
Updated Cochrane Review shows electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking but more evidence is needed on long-term harms
14 October 2020
Newly updated Cochrane evidence published today in the Cochrane Library finds that electronic cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy – such as chewing gum and patches – and compared to no treatment, or electronic cigarettes without nicotine. More information is needed on harms.
Stuart Redding and Catia Nicodemo, from the Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, describe a simple metric that predicts which English CCG regions are most vulnerable.