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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 →

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Better together… the future of care home research?

Last week, a group from PenCLAHRC travelled to London for a cross-CLAHRC care homes research event (#CLAHRCCare17) organised by Claire Goodman and team from NIHR CLAHRC East of England. The meeting aimed to provide an overview of CLAHRC supported care... 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 →

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” JRR Tolkien EBHC2017

Last week, in the shadow of the lonely mountain (Etna), the good hobbits of the EBM shire held council on the shores of the Ionian sea at Tauromenion. Well, to be less dramatic perhaps, those invested in the world of... 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 →

“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 →

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