Evidence Synthesis Team

“Normal for NICU” – reflections on attending the Neonatal Society Spring Meeting

An early start on Friday 15th March for Harriet and Becca who attended the Neonatal Society Spring Meeting to present their findings from the PaReNt project, a systematic review of neonatal parent to parent peer support. The meeting was held... Continue Reading →

The 12 days of EST-mas: A postscript

If you've been following our Christmas blog and enjoyed the song - you'll know that we've spent time reflecting on 2018 and celebrating the things that went well; papers published, conferences attended, workshops given etc.  But of course this is not the... Continue Reading →

Counting down to Christmas…

As we career towards the end of the year, amidst the parties, the shopping and the flurry of preparations for the festive season, we're taking a moment to reflect on all that has happened in 2018.  It wouldn't be Christmas... Continue Reading →

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time, our band of merry synthesisers set off on a journey to a faraway land.  They had heard of a gathering, in a place called Eydin, where some of the most talented synthesisers in all the world... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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