Eyes on Evidence – October 2013


 This month in Eyes on Evidence
A Cochrane review notes that training in patient-centred approaches for healthcare professionals may have positive effects on patients’ experiences of consultation processes.
A Danish case-control study finds that use of glucocorticoids is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism.
A cohort study shows that women who gain large amounts of weight during pregnancy are at increased risk of needing operative delivery.
A prospective population study suggests that, compared with bag-valve-mask ventilation, advanced airway management is associated with lower rates of favourable neurological outcomes after out-of hospital cardiac arrest.
A study suggests that British Pakistani girls may be less active than British white girls during school break times.
We would like your examples of how health and social care staff are helping to improve quality and productivity.
NICE has recently published Evidence Updates on:
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Countdown to NHS graduate management training schemes

Extract from The Guardian 

“Competition for the 100 to 150 places on the four streams – general management, finance, HR and health informatics – is expected to be fierce and applications for the next cohort opened on 8 October. Last year, 12,500 graduates, who needed at least a 2:2, applied.”

If you are interested in a graduate career in the health service then you should visit the NHS Graduates website at http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/ where you can use the GMTS matching tool to see if this opportunity is for you.

The online application for The NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme will close at 11am on 9th December 2013.