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Evidence-Based Health Care

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 How do species postpone or even escape from senescence? Dr Rob Salguero-Gomez, Associate Professor in Ecology, Department of Zoology, gives a talk on lessons for a longer, better human life for the EBHC podcast series. Rob Salguero-Gomez 02 Nov 2020
2 Creative Commons Overdiagnosis and Lung Cancer Screening Recent results of the NELSON Lung Cancer Screening Trial reports reductions in lung-cancer survival but not overall survival - The desire to detect disease even earlier means Overdiagnosis is on the rise. Carl Heneghan 14 Feb 2020
3 Creative Commons When meta-analyses of the same question find different things Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce discusses a case study of systematic reviews of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation, looking across meta-analyses in this area. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 03 Feb 2020
4 Conflicts of Interest in Medicine: Why it’s time for a UK Sunshine Act Should doctors with commercial interests lead research on their products? Should we forget ‘conflicts’ and discuss ‘declarations of interest’ instead? Who should hold and maintain conflicts of interest registers for doctors? Carl Heneghan 21 Jan 2020
5 Creative Commons Realist research in practice - informing a new TB policy in Georgia Professor Bruno Marchal gives a talk illustrating the principles of realist evaluation using the case of the development of a new Tuberculosis control policy in Georgia. Bruno Marchal 29 Nov 2019
6 Creative Commons Evidence isn't enough: The politics and practicalities of communicating health research The logic and principles behind the drive for evidence-based health care are so compelling that often the limitations of evidence go unacknowledged. Oli Williams 27 Nov 2019
7 Operationalising the potential of Applied Digital Health research The increased reliance of health systems on the digital record as the primary mechanism for storing data on consultations and other health interactions has opened new opportunities for research, healthcare innovation, and health policy. Richard Hobbs 27 Nov 2019
8 Everything is a poison Professor Jeffrey Aronson, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, gives a talk on dose-response curves for the EBHC podcast series. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Oct 2019
9 Safe and effective drugs: The need to use all the available evidence to inform the effectiveness of commonly used medicines Carl Heneghan, Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine, employs evidence-based methods to research diagnostic reasoning, test accuracy and communicating diagnostic results to a wider audience. Carl Heneghan 21 Oct 2019
10 The secret diary of a health ethnographer - what's it *really* like doing qualitative observation in operating rooms, ambulances, triage call centres and other health care settings? This guest lecture draws on nearly thirty years' experience of doing qualitative research in a variety of health settings that contain people, blood, injury, disease, emotions, and technologies. Catherine Pope 03 Jul 2019
11 Big data in heart failure - opportunities and realities The global health burden of heart failure is high, both as the common end-point for many cardiovascular diseases (e.g. hypertension and heart attacks) and a common point on the trajectory of non-cardiovascular diseases (e.g. chronic respiratory disease). Amitava Banerjee 03 Jul 2019
12 Creative Commons Behavioural Interventions to Improve the Quality of the Grocery Shopping This evening lecture is given in conjunction with the Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods accredited short course, part of the Evidence-Based Healthcare programme at the University of Oxford's Department for Continuing Education. Carmen Piernas 11 Jun 2019
13 Systematic reviews: the past the present and the future Making decisions and choices about health and social care need access to high-quality evidence from research. Systematic reviews provide this by both highlighting the quality of existing studies and by themselves providing a high-quality summary. Iain Chalmers, Carl Heneghan, Kamal Mahtani 28 Jan 2019
14 How imperfect can a study be? Professor Alan Silman is an epidemiologist and a rheumatologist and is the co-author of 'Epidemiological Studies: A Practical Guide', which is the recommended textbook for the module 'Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods'. Alan Silman 05 Dec 2018
15 Creative Commons Adults' experiences of trying to lose weight on their own: findings from three qualitative syntheses Jamie Hartmann-Boyce is a Senior Researcher in Health Behaviours, based at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Her work focusses on obesity and tobacco control and her particular interests lie in evidence synthes Jamie Hartmann-Boyce 06 Nov 2018
16 Evidence-Based Manifesto for better healthcare Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Carl Heneghan 10 Oct 2018
17 The jugglers and the black cat There has never been such a high demand for our personal data, such that it is often said that individuals are the product, not just the client. Kerina Jones 31 Jul 2018
18 Fake surgeries and dummy pills – control for bias and study design in trials on treatment efficacy in chronic pain In this talk Karolina presented various types of study design she has used in trials of treatments for chronic pain. Karolina also discussed why blinding is important and why a placebo control may be necessary, even in surgical trials. Karolina Wartolowska 02 Jul 2018
19 Vagina Dialogues: Challenging Stigmas around Menstruation, Menopause and Female Sexuality Communication taboos surround many aspects of women’s health and wellbeing, from menstruation to menopause to sexual pleasure. Annalise Weckesser 22 Jun 2018
20 Value-based healthcare: Health economics re-packaged or re-packaging health economics? Sir Muir Gray and Lucy Abel debate: Is value-based health care nothing more than health economics re-packaged or is health economics nothing more than only one of the six contributors to value-based healthcare? Muir Gray, Lucy Abel 16 May 2018
21 Launch of new website to catalogue biases affecting health and medical research Professor Carl Heneghan and Dr David Nunan from the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine presented the launch of a new website that catalogues the important biases affecting health and medical research. Carl Heneghan, David Nunan, Sir Iain Chalmers 05 Feb 2018
22 Beyond accuracy: Evidence gaps and unintended consequences. Factors influencing utility of point-of-care diagnostic tests Point-of-care or near-patient-tests, are as these descriptors suggest, medical diagnostic tests which can be performed by a clinician, patient, or carer of a patient, without the need for samples to be transported to laboratories. Phil Turner 30 Jan 2018
23 Creative Commons Mixed methods in the real world: a messy business? Dr Katherine Pollard gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. Katherine Pollard 24 Jan 2018
24 The Future of Healthcare - Evidencer and Value Based Muir Gray is now working with both NHS England and Public Health England to bring about a transformation of care with the aim of increasing value for both populations and individuals. Here he gives a talk on improving healthcare systems. Muir Gray 19 Jan 2018
25 Creative Commons How we change behaviour and what to do to support it: lessons from randomised controlled trials and other research Professor Paul Aveyard, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences gives a talk on behavioural change in evidence based medicine. Paul Aveyard 28 Nov 2017
26 Creative Commons Working 'up' and 'out': how qualitative researchers approach analysis Dr John MacArtney gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare seminar series. John MacArtney 15 Nov 2017
27 Creative Commons Critical Appraisal and EBM in the Real World The overwhelming volume of evidence and its lack of relevance to patient care and decisions means health professionals require skills to sift evidence more efficiently: discarding what doesn't make a difference to focus on evidence that matters for health Carl Heneghan 13 Oct 2017
28 Better evidence for better healthcare manifesto The integration of evidence with clinical expertise and patient values which underpins the delivery of high quality evidence-based medicine. Carl Heneghan 12 Apr 2017
29 Rethinking the epidemic of overdiagnosis Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of "disease" that will never cause symptoms or death during a patient's lifetime. Newer, more accurate technologies, and the desire to detect disease even earlier means Overdiagnosis is on the rise. Carl Heneghan 27 Jan 2017
30 Creative Commons Resuscitating poor quality research Healthcare research is all too often plagued by biases that are rooted in poor methods, leading to the wrong result and conclusions and preventing uptake into practice. Carl Heneghan 17 Jan 2017
31 Trials and Tribulations in Africa Dr Merlin Willcox gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Merlin Willcox 15 Nov 2016
32 Evidence informed decision making? (Know your cognitive biases) Prof Neal Maskrey gives a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine seminar series. Neal Maskrey 01 Jun 2016
33 Why on earth do we waste so much research? Dr Kamal Mahtani is an NHS GP, NIHR Clinical Lecturer and Deputy Director at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. His talk explores why so much research is wasted. Kamal Mahtani 01 Jun 2016
34 What has EBM done for healthcare? Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine podcast series. Carl Heneghan 22 Oct 2015
35 Managing large scale international clinical trials Managing clinical trials, of whatever size and complexity, requires efficient trial management. Barbara Farrell shares from her wide experience. Barbara Farrell 06 May 2015
36 Storytelling in diabetes: a mixed-methods study The patient as storyteller and the story as ‘self management’ Trish Greenhalgh 07 Apr 2015
37 Research impact: the new jargon for knowledge to action If we are going to take impact seriously, we need to be clear about the philosophical assumptions underpinning different kinds of research and also the different kinds of links between research, practice and policy. Trish Greenhalgh 26 Mar 2015
38 Creative Commons The Campaign for Real EBM Evidence Based Medicine Professor Trish Greenhalgh gives a talk on the crisis facing evidence based medicine and offers a solution for its rennaissance within healthcare. Trish Greenhalgh 24 Mar 2015
39 Creative Commons Systematic Reviews, the need for change The need to generate systematic reviews is relatively uncontroversial and until recently so were the methods of production. Jon Brassey 01 Dec 2014
40 Creative Commons EBM - What it is, what it isn't, how might you contribute? Carl Heneghan is a Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine and a Primary Care Physician and has over 20 years experience of using evidence in practice for changing health care. Carl Heneghan 01 Dec 2014