TREATMENTS - BETTER RESEARCH
Evans, Hazel Thornton, and Iain Chalmers
FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE
UNDERSTANDING CLINICAL TRIALS AND FAIR TESTS
James Lind Library
MRC Clinical Trials Unit
NHS National Library for Health
US National Cancer Institute
UK Clinical Research Collaboration
A guide – Understanding Clinical Trials – is available at www.ukcrc.org
Critical Appraisal Skills Programme
Organises workshops and provides online and other resources to help
develop the skills to find and make sense of research evidence.
INFORMATION ON THE EFFECTS OF TREATMENTS
An online publication from the BMJ Publishing Group which can be
of charge in England, Wales and Scotland through the National Library
of Health at:
The Cochrane Library
An online resource which includes The Cochrane Database of Systematic
Reviews. It can
be accessed free of charge throughout the British Isles at:
Informed Health Online
An evidence-based website for consumers, produced in English and German
German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care.
GETTING INVOLVED IN RESEARCH
Cochrane Consumer Network
Promotes patient input to systematic reviews of treatments prepared by
The Cochrane Collaboration.
NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme
Actively involves service-users in all stages of its work.
UK Clinical Research Network
Keen to involve patients in prioritising and helping to design clinical
James Lind Alliance
Promotes working partnerships between patients and clinicians to
prioritise important uncertainties about the effects of treatments.
Current Controlled Trials
An open-access meta-register containing information about ongoing
controlled trials: www.controlled-trials.com
INVOLVE (formerly Consumers in NHS Research):
Promotes public involvement in research in health and social care.