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Cochrane Review Group Collaboration With UK Clinical Guideline Developers: A Win-Win Situation.

Topic category Knowledge translation and communicating evidence
Date and Location
Date: 
Friday 21 October 2011 - 16:00 - 17:30
Location: 
Methods Group
Methods Group: 
None
Contact person
Contact person: 
Hugh McGuire (Contact this person)
Facilitators
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
June
Last name: 
Cody
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Incontinence Group, UK
First name: 
Sonja
Last name: 
Henderson
Affiliation and Country: 
Cochrane Ptregnancy and Childbrith Group, UK
First name: 
Hugh
Last name: 
McGuire
Affiliation and Country: 
NCC-WCH, UK
First name: 
Roz
Last name: 
Ullman
Affiliation and Country: 
NCC-WCH, UK
Other contributors
First nameLast nameAffiliation and Country
First name: 
Ella
Last name: 
Fields
Affiliation and Country: 
NCC-WCH, UK
Target audience
Target audience: 
Review Group Managing Editors, Review Group Editors, Review Authors
Is your workshop restricted to a specific audience or open to all Colloquium participants?: 
Open
Level of knowledge required: 
Any
Type of workshop
Type of workshop: 
Discussion
Abstract text
Abstract: 
Objectives:
To develop a framework for working with Cochrane review groups so that the benefits of Cochrane methodologies and expertise are used to guide recommendations for clinical practice.

Description:
Cochrane reviews provide high quality, reliable health information and have long been identified as being of interest to the UK National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. However using Cochrane reviews in NICE guidelines can be difficult for various reasons, for example,
• the objectives and outcomes of Cochrane reviews may not be of direct interest to guideline developers
• timeline conflicts as guideline developers have a very short deadline to review evidence and develop a guideline.
These difficulties can mean that Cochrane reviews are not used as fully as might be hoped in guidelines.

We, at the National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health (NCC-WCH), are working alongside the Cochrane Incontinence Group and the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group with a view to incorporate relevant Cochrane reviews wherever possible. This achieves the aims of ensuring the evidence base for the guidelines is of as high quality as possible whilst at the same time disseminating findings from Cochrane systematic reviews and promoting their application in clinical practice.