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If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together

Jo, Morwenna, Ken, Noreen and Darren spent the last ten days in the beautiful city of Cape Town at the first ever Global Evidence Summit. They were accompanied by colleagues from the HS&DR Evidence Synthesis Centre in Exeter (Michael and... Continue Reading →

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To blog or not to blog?

Yesterday we co-hosted a tweet chat on blogging. Our co-hosts were André Tomlin who blogs (with many others) as the Mental Elf, Caron Sprake who blogs as Caron Cares and Professor Andrew McRae who blogs as aheadofdepartmentblog (two of whom... Continue Reading →

Living, ageing and dying well in care homes

Yesterday Jo and Noreen travelled to London for the launch of the NIHR Themed Review on Research with Care Homes. The event was held in one of the meeting rooms at the Wellcome Collection - a fabulous location with the added bonus... Continue Reading →

“Librarians don’t know everything. They just know how to find everything” EAHIL 2017 Dublin Castle, Dublin

Last week our information specialists Alison and Morwenna were in Dublin for the combined ICML and EAHIL conference. We ran two workshops, the first on using the CADTH tool PRESS to review search strategies, and the second comparing different techniques for... Continue Reading →

‘If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got’ ~ Einstein

Reflections on a Canadian adventure by @jog13 (Part One) Having been buried in the midst of several systematic reviews of implementation evidence for what feels like most of a lifetime it was time to shake things up a bit, get... Continue Reading →

A Summer Meeting with the British Association for Community Child Health

A gloriously sunny morning welcomed us to the Summer Meeting for the British Association of Community Child Health (BACCH) held at Engineer’s House in Bristol. Michael and I (Liz Shaw) had been invited to share the results from a series of... Continue Reading →

Waste not, want not….how prioritisation helps us to think more about reducing research waste

Reflections from @becsta94 Last month saw the culmination of the PenCLAHRC prioritisation process – known to those involved as ‘the stakeholder meeting’. The meeting was held in the beautiful surroundings of Dartington Hall. Twenty-seven representatives from the PenCLAHRC stakeholder organisations... Continue Reading →

Getting close to nature with the Sensory Trust in Cornwall

We have just returned from a fascinating morning with the Sensory Trust in Cornwall.  Jo, Becky and Noreen joined Ruth Garside and Kath Maguire from the European Centre for the Environment and Health to meet Stuart Spurring, Wendy Brewin, Jane... Continue Reading →

‘No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise…’

This week Jo attended the Cochrane UK and Ireland Symposium 2017 #CochraneTLG which was held in the beautiful surroundings of Keble College in Oxford. The theme for the symposium was Through the Looking Glass and the long train journey back... Continue Reading →

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