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Clinical Effectiveness in Mental Health: Tuesday 19th May, 1998, Commonwealth Institute, London

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' Research Unit is organising a one day multi-professional conference entitled `Clinical Effectiveness in Mental Health: Practical Approaches to Real Problems'. It will take a practical approach in recognising problems face by mental health services in their efforts to become more effective. Keynote speakers are Paul Boateng MP and Dr Jenny Firth-Cozens. CPD accreditation has been sought.

Further information from: Victoria Thomas, College Research Unit, 11 Grosvenor Crescent, London, SW1X 7EE. Tel: 0171 235 2351 x 273. Fax: 0171 235 2954. Email: .

The 1998 Oxford Workshop in Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine

12th - 17th July 1998; Oxford, UK.

Chair for the workshop: Prof David Sackett. This workshop is designed to help clinicians and others who are already familiar with EBM to develop skills in teaching EBM in clinical and classroom settings.
Application forms may be obtained from:
Douglas Badenoch, NHS R&D Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, OXFORD OX3 9DU.
Telephone: 01865 221321 FAX: 01865 222901

Searching for evidence - TRIP database

Gwent used to be famous as the long-lasting bastions of Romano-British culture, and latterly for the Pontypool front row (a different sort of culture). A new reason for it to be famous is the TRIP database ( ) which is a one-stop search engine for evidence-based material on the Internet.

There are hyperlinks to Bandolier , to the Cochrane database, Evidence-Based Medicine and many others. The clever feature is that you need to enter only one search engine to search a number of great databases - and the site is growing in power all the time. The number of searchable hyperlinks is over 1100, and growing.

Bandolier found the TRIP database highly user friendly (if a bit garishly coloured). For those on the Internet who want to find evidence fast, this is an excellent way in and a quick way of finding out if there is something you can get to now .

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