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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 →

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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 →

Evidence synthesis can be a slog – we need to INVOLVE children and young people!

Recently three of us from the NIHR funded-project, ‘Improving the mental health of children and young people with long-term conditions: Linked evidence syntheses’ attended the INVOLVE conference to share our results.  The team was represented by one researcher (the patient and... Continue Reading →

Christmas is coming…

...and what better way to celebrate than with the Evidence Synthesis Team Advent Calendar! Over the next 24 days we'll be sharing and celebrating some of the fabulous activities we've been involved in this year... be sure to check back... Continue Reading →

Off to the Races… the UK Dementia Congress 2017 at Doncaster Racecourse

Last week Noreen and Wendy Brewin  from the Sensory Trust returned from attending the 12th UK Dementia Congress at Doncaster Racecourse, home of the St Leger Festival. The three day conference, organised by the Journal of Dementia Care, was attended by... Continue Reading →

CLARHCs coming together to improve dementia care

Last week Jo had the pleasure of accompanying the PenCLAHRC PhD students funded by the NIHR CLAHRC Research Capacity in Dementia Care Pilot programme (RCDCP) to their annual meeting in London. The meeting brought together students and supervisors from PenCLAHRC and... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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