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The National Elf Service

Say hello to the people behind the National Elf Service


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


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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Coping with the avalanche of evidence-based mental health research


Douglas Badenoch and André Tomlin present the results of their own literature review and information science study, which investigates the challenges facing anyone trying to keep up to date with reliable research. They explain how their work mobilizing a community of research-savvy bloggers, is breaking down these barriers and opening up new avenues for disseminating the best available evidence to those who need it.

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#ElfieSelfie Show your love for the Mental Elf


There is great excitement in the woodland right now as we prepare for the relaunch of the Mental Elf and the official launch of the new National Elf Service website on Wed 20th May. So what better time to show your support for the elves by posting your #ElfieSelfie?

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