We bring together a multidisciplinary team and aim to be a source of high-quality evidence on which clinical decisions can be reliably based.
Our flagship projects
Electronic Cigarettes for Smoking Cessation
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce leads the Cochrane living systematic review of electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation, evaluating the effects of ECs to help smokers achieve long‐term abstinence.
Evidence Synthesis Working Group
The Evidence Synthesis Working Group (ESWG) aims to produce high quality reviews that evaluate what works, in what situations, and for whom. The Group also identifies clinical and methodology gaps to inform future research, policy and develop robust practical interventions for primary care.
The project, led by Georgia Richards, launched the Coroners’ Concerns to Prevent Harms series in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine to disseminate important lessons that serve patient safety and prevent similar deaths, leading to the creation of The Preventable Deaths Tracker.
Diabetes and Covid-19
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce, CEBM researcher and co-director of the EBHC DPhil programme, has reviewed the evidence exploring the risks of Covid-19 in people with diabetes.
Our multidisciplinary research team are undertaking several different research projects that are impacting EBM policy and practice, across a broad range of topics, including diabetes, weight management, paramedics in primary care and COVID-19.
EBHC DPhil research
Our EBHC student research addresses critical health problems and healthcare disciplines across EBM. By facilitating the dissemination and distribution of their research, we hope to help shape the way evidence is communicated and understood, and provide a platform that supports an Evidence-based connection, and encourages others to contribute, because #EvidenceResonates.
Key research papers
Overdiagnosis: what it is and what it isn't
Brodersen J. et al, (2018), BMJ evidence-based medicine, 23, 1 - 3
Ten essential papers for the practice of evidence-based medicine
Nunan D. et al, (2017), Evidence-Based Medicine, 22, 202 - 204
Effect of oral dexamethasone without immediate antibiotics vs placebo on acute sore throat in adults a randomized clinical trial
Hayward GN. et al, (2017), JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, 317, 1535 - 1543
Neuraminidase inhibitors for influenza: A systematic review and meta-analysis of regulatory and mortality data
Heneghan CJ. et al, (2016), Health Technology Assessment, 20, 1 - 242
Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in children
Matheson NJ. et al, (2007), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Does cranberry extract reduce antibiotic use for symptoms of acute uncomplicated urinary tract infections (CUTI)? Protocol for a feasibility study
Gbinigie O. et al, (2019), Trials, 20
Scragg J. et al, (2023), Contemporary Clinical Trials, 129
Koutoukidis DA. et al, (2023), Obesity, 31, 1707 - 1716
Willans R. et al, (2023)
The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine currently receives no core funding. Like most academic organisations, we fund the majority of our research from grants won through open competition.
We neither seek nor accept funding for our research from pharmaceutical companies or other private enterprises with relevant conflicts of interest.
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