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Most research is flawed and many findings are false #EvidenceLive

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Our #EvidenceLive team of bloggers review a recent study examining the quality of evidence to support the effectiveness of health interventions, which paints a picture of poor quality research informing much of our clinical practice.

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Partnership with the (Primary Care Rheumatology) PCR Society

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Today we welcome 5 new GP bloggers to the National Elf Service. Tom Rowley, Michael Horsfield, Jean Wong, Christine Haseler and Adrian Dunbar from the PCR Society will all be contributing blogs to the Musculoskeletal Elf over the coming months.

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We are recruiting for our #ElfHelp programme

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If you are looking to gain real life experience in social media and publishing, here’s your opportunity! Our #ElfHelp programme features positions for Publishing, Communications, PR and Social Media.

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Is clinical research essential to develop good mental health apps?

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Join a diverse group of mental health service users, researchers, practitioners and developers to discuss this vital issue. We are debating this question in a #Mindtech15 fringe event taking place in London (and on Twitter) at 7pm on Wednesday 2nd December.

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National Elf Service includes evidence to support commissioning decisions

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We are delighted to announce that the Commissioning Elf has today become part of the National Elf Service website. Led by Caroline De Brún, this elf will help you keep up to date with new evidence to support commissioning decisions.

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Say hello to the people behind the National Elf Service

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Andre Tomlin and Douglas Badenoch tell us a little more about their background in evidence-based healthcare and their work at Minervation in Oxford.

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National Elf Service now covers dentistry and musculoskeletal

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Today we’ve added hundreds of dentistry & musculoskeletal health blogs to our website, which now contains over 3,000 evidence-based summaries of research. Welcome to the Dental Elf and the Musculoskeletal Elf!

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#WeCATS Critical Appraisal Twitter Session

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Social media legend Teresa Chinn announces the launch of #WeCATS, a new WeNurses tweet chat being run in partnership with Sally Crowe from CASP, Sarah Chapman from the UK Cochrane Centre and your very own Mental Elf. We are very excited about this new critical appraisal endeavour.

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