About the Centre
Oxford University is ranked number one in the world for medical sciences and is home to the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM). As part of the UK’s leading centre for academic primary care, the CEBM is a renowned global centre for evidence-based medicine research and learning.
The CEBM is part of Oxford University's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. Our team research, practice and disseminate evidence-based medicine in health care decision making, and are committed to improving healthcare by fostering wider communication of high quality evidence, by promoting the principles of EBM through engagement, knowledge sharing, research and education.
The Evidence-Based Health Care Programme is a joint programme between the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and the Department for Continuing Education. The CEBM supports flexible part-time education through the Evidence-Based Health Care Programme, by providing students with a practical environment to develop their own research knowledge and skills to deliver improvements in health care.
The CEBM commits its skills and expertise in developing and disseminating research evidence to the most pressing health care problems.
Across our three pillars of education, research and engagement, we:
Seek transparency in health care research.
Translate high quality evidence into better health care outcomes.
Engage with leaders to develop, teach and implement best EBM practices.
Activities and initiatives for sharing knowledge and expertise with the wider healthcare community include:
- Conferences and events: We deliver of world class events and initiatives designed for the dissemination of better quality evidence at all stakeholder levels and to generate better tools and resources for wider communication.
- EBM in schools: Supporting teachers through the creation of resources that emphasise opportunities to teach critical thinking using health claims, opportunities that may be lost in the need to emphasise factual knowledge in such topics, especially where there is no direct link to classroom-based experiments.
- Public engagement activities: Promoting critical thinking – transforming the public understanding of healthcare evidence for better informed decision making.
- CEBM blogs: Evidence-Based thinking and why it matters.
- Trust the Evidence Podcast Series and other recordings present conversations with individuals interested in improving healthcare through the use of better evidence.
Our core values
The practice of evidence-based medicine is fundamental for high-quality healthcare.
Developing trust-worthy evidence to inform public discourse on important health care issues.
The principles of evidence-based medicine should be accessible and understood by everyone.
Our postgraduate students
Graduated EBHC postgrad students
Meet our team
Our researchers are EBM experts, informing the public and policy makers on health issues that matter most to people.
Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Radcliffe Primary Care Building, University of Oxford
Woodstock Road, Oxford
T: +44 (0)1865 289322
E: Ruth Davis, CEBM Operations & Centre Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org