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Evidence actually…….is all around

Last week Becca Abbott was invited to attend a meeting hosted by @CochranePAPAS on Paediatric Pain at the Wellcome Building in London. The meeting, ‘Chronic pain in childhood, time for change; Evidence, policy, and practice in paediatric pain’, brought together many... Continue Reading →

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Supplementary Searching @ EAHIL 2018

Morwenna Rogers, Alison Bethel and Amanda Wanner ran a continuing education course at the European Health Information and Libraries (EAHIL) Conference. The subject of the course? Supplementary Search Methods: who, why, what, how and when  As a group we decided... Continue Reading →

Desperately seeking a pocketful of rainbow (coloured doughnut)s…

We've recently become slightly obsessed with rainbows... and doughnuts... and more specifically rainbow coloured doughnuts.  We've always been firm believers in Doughnut Friday (doughnuts of the jam variety from the fabulous local bakery) but this is a whole lot more... Continue Reading →

INSPIREing work

Morwenna and some former members of EST (Michael, Darren) recently published a systematic review and meta-analysis of non-pharmacological interventions to reduce the distress and anxiety that children and young people experience when undergoing treatments for cancer. The paper found some... Continue Reading →

‘It takes two flints to make a fire’

We recently had a paper published by the British Journal of Occupational Therapy.  Acceptance of papers for publication is always a cause for celebration – getting the findings from our research out to those who can use it is one... Continue Reading →

Searching and Beyond: Trip to London

It’s always a delight meeting librarians and other information professionals, particularly those with enthusiasm for learning more about systematic reviews. Our two information specialists (Alison and Morwenna) and one reviewer (Becca) were very happy therefore to travel to the Friends... Continue Reading →

to communicate: to share or exchange information, news, or ideas

We are always striving to communicate more effectively and so when we were offered the opportunity to work with a Communications Assistant (Ryan Turner) on an internship with the University of Exeter's Graduate Business Partnership we jumped at the chance! ... Continue Reading →

Can we improve the usefulness of systematic review findings in public health?

This is a guest blog written by Dylan Kneale from the EPPI-Centre at the Institute of Education, UCL following his recent visit to Exeter. Last month I was delighted to visit Exeter for the first time and present in the... Continue Reading →

From EAHIL to Exeter

Once upon an EAHIL conference in the beautiful city of Dublin two information professionals from the South West of England had the great idea of gathering all interested health information professionals from the region into one place. Last week this... Continue Reading →

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