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Evidence-Based Health Care

The broad aim of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine is to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to doctors and health care professionals to help maintain the highest standards of medicine.

Many of the talks are taken from the Oxford Evidence-Based Health Care Programme and delivered by members of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the Centre of Evidence Medicine and leaders in the field of Evidence-based Health Care internationally.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 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
2 A little known law of numbers Professor Jeffrey Aronson, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare lecture series, Jeffrey Aronson 20 Oct 2017
3 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
4 Making trials more efficient: Trial Forge and how you can help Trials are important; very often they are also inefficient. Trial Forge aims to improve trial efficacy by identifying and then filling gaps in trial methods research. Shaun Treweek 10 Jul 2017
5 Using mixed methods in health psychology: Reflections on research design, epistemology, and practicalities In this talk, Dr Felicity Bishop will critically reflect on mixed methods research that she has conducted and discuss the philosophical and technical challenges of mixed methods. Felicity Bishop 10 Jul 2017
6 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
7 Wye speling matturs Jeffrey Aronson presents a light-hearted talk on spelling in systematic reviewing. Jeff is a Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist at the Oxford University Department for Primary Health Care. Jeffrey Aronson 29 Mar 2017
8 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
9 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
10 Trials and Tribulations in Africa Dr Merlin Willcox gives a talk for the Evidence Based Healthcare series. Merlin Willcox 15 Nov 2016
11 Better evidence for better health care Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Carl Heneghan 31 Oct 2016
12 The point of qualitative research Prof Aksel Tjora, Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Aksel Tjora 23 Jun 2016
13 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
14 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
15 Overdiagnosis and Too Much Medicine How did we get here and how do we get out of the mess Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme Carl Heneghan 03 May 2016
16 Breathalysers, babies and bumps on the road: delving into diagnostic studies Talk by Dr Helen Ashdown regarding three rather different diagnostic studies People: Helen Ashdown Helen Ashdown 03 May 2016
17 Creative Commons 10 Top tips for doing applied healthcare research: How to get started Carl Heneghan gives a talk held on January 11th 2016 Kellogg College. Carl Heneghan 29 Jan 2016
18 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
19 Creative Commons Theorising with narrative: How careful analysis of stories can help us rise above the ontological desert of ‘behaviour change’ research Professor Trish Greenhalgh gives a talk for the Centre for Evidence Baed Medicine. Trish Greenhalgh 05 Aug 2015
20 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
21 Storytelling in diabetes: a mixed-methods study The patient as storyteller and the story as ‘self management’ Trish Greenhalgh 07 Apr 2015
22 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
23 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
24 Creative Commons From inspiration to publication: bumps along the road (as part of the Postgraduate Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care) Dr Helen Ashdown is a GP and Clinical Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Helen Ashdown 03 Dec 2014
25 Creative Commons Realist Review: Mixing Method This talk will introduce the realist review methodology as a strategy for combining qualitative and quantitative data to answer the question “what works, for whom, and in what circumstances” Janet Harris 01 Dec 2014
26 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
27 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
28 Creative Commons An introduction to Medical Statistics with Carl Heneghan and Rafael Perera Dr Carl Heneghan talks to Rafael Perera about medical statistics and gives an introduction to the subject. Carl Heneghan, Rafael Perera 09 Aug 2013
29 Creative Commons A behavioural perspective of translating evidence to policy and practice Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, UCL, gives a talk at Kellogg College for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Susan Michie 16 Jul 2013
30 Creative Commons How Youtube is being used as a platform to share opinions and experiences of a controversial treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Brandon O'Neill, DPhil Candidate, PCHS, gives a lecture on treating Multiple Sclerosis and how social media is being used to share experiences of patients. Brandon O'Neill 16 Jul 2013
31 Creative Commons Dr Carl Heneghan and John Balla discuss the evidence relating to diagnostics Dr Carl Heneghan and John Balla discuss the evidence relating to diagnostics. Carl Heneghan, John Balla 26 Jun 2013
32 Creative Commons MSc in EBHC: Introduction to the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Annette Pluddermann, Senior researcher DPCHS, gives an introduction to the Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care Annette Pluddermann 28 May 2013
33 Creative Commons A Welcome to the Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care Dr Carl Heneghan, the Director of the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine, gives a brief welcome to the Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care. Carl Heneghan 07 Feb 2013
34 Creative Commons An introduction to the Masters in Evidence-Based Health Care Sharon Mickan, a Knowledge Translation Fellow in the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, gives an introduction to the Masters in Evidence-Based Health Care. Sharon Mickan 07 Feb 2013
35 Creative Commons Know4Go - EBM lecture Dr Janet Martin, Director of Health Technology Assessment, London Health Services Centre gives a special lecture for EBM entitled; Know4Go: An Instrument for decision-making when resources are limited and demands are relentless. Janet Martin 24 Feb 2011
36 Creative Commons The Information Revolution Sir Muir Gray, Chief Knowledge Office, NHS, gives a special guest lecture for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Sir Muir Gray 24 Feb 2011
37 Creative Commons The Future of Evidence Based Medicine Professor Paul Glasziou, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, gives a special lecture on the future of EBM. Paul Glasziou 24 Feb 2011
38 Creative Commons Interpreting Results - Stats in Small Doses Dr Amanda Burls delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidenced Based Medicine. Amanda Burls 24 Feb 2011
39 Creative Commons Diagnostic Tests Dr Carl Heneghan delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Carl Heneghan 24 Feb 2011
40 Creative Commons Appraisal of Clinical Trials Dr Rafael Perera delivers a talk for the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine. Rafael Perera 24 Feb 2011
41 Creative Commons Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine Professor Paul Glasziou gives an introduction to evidence-based medicine and healthcare. Paul Glasziou 24 Feb 2011