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Bazian investigates diagnostic tests for coagulation

This month we published an article in the peer-reviewed journal Thrombosis Research. >>

We’re recruiting, for a Healthcare Researcher Manager no less!

Bazian is seeking a Healthcare Researcher Manager for one year fixed term contract, to lead its healthcare research analyst team (maternity cover). >>

Risk-ranking review completed for the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control

Report will be incorporated into an EU-wide handbook on ranking the risk of communicable disease outbreaks >>

Bazian are recruiting

for a Health Research Analyst >>

Bazian presents a poster on the quality of reporting in systematic reviews

Bazian Information Specialist Elly O'Brien looks at compliance with PRISMA standards in journals that endorse the guidelines. >>

EIU breakfast events in August and September

Bazian CEO Dr Vivek Muthu, will host events in Asia and the US >>

Bazian are recruiting!

We have a position available for an editorial assistant >>

NICE Evidence Updates: latest news

Bazian worked on two NICE Evidence Updates published in May and June >>

New NICE Evidence Update Published

A new Evidence Update on venous thromboembolic diseases, which was aided by Bazian’s Information Specialist services (IS) team, has been published by NICE. >>

EIU Healthcare publishes second VBH paper

This week sees the publication of the second white paper in EIU Healthcare's ongoing series on value-based healthcare. >>

NICE Evidence Update on Epilepsy

A new Evidence Update on epilepsy has been published by NICE. >>

Value-based healthcare: the new normal

A new white paper, produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit and featuring Bazian’s analysis, investigates the increasing global importance of value-based healthcare. >>

Bazian are recruiting

Part time Editorial Assistant vacancy >>

Bazian are recruiting

A position for a part time temporary journals assistant >>

Bazian are now part of the EIU

We’re excited to announce that we are now part of the Economist Intelligence Unit. >>

Bazian are recruiting

Health research analyst position for 2013 >>

Tadaaa! Launch of the Bazian Evidence Portal

Free access to a searchable, indexed repository of Bazian’s reports, to help you commission for value, based on the evidence. >>

We are appsolutely thrilled to announce the launch of our first iPad app!

Quickly and easily calculate the cost of medicines using our apptly (we’ll stop now, promise) named Bazian Calculator… >>

Bazian supports development of NICE’s clinical guidelines

Read on to find out more about the recent pre-scoping project >>

New Evidence Updates on…

… Familial breast cancer, Head and neck cancer, Delirium, and Hypertension in pregnancy >>

First anniversary of working with NHS Evidence

a year ago we announced we’d be working with NICE on NHS Evidence. Well, here’s how it’s going! >>

Another Evidence Update published…

… this one on Depression in Adults >>

New addition to the Bazian team

Introducing our new Health Research Analyst… >>

Four new Evidence Updates

Yes, you read correctly, four new Evidence Updates have been published >>

A new Evidence Update published

What’s new in Neonatal jaundice >>

Norovirus report completed for the European Centre for Disease prevention and Control

Report will inform EU-wide guidance and future monitoring of outbreaks >>

Say hello, wave goodbye

We welcome two new members of staff and say a sad farewell to another >>

New Evidence Update published

... on venous thromboembolism >>

Evidence Update published

Bazian’s first jointly-produced EU published on NHS Evidence >>

Hope and hype: stem cells in the media

Our latest Bazian - NHS Choices round-up report >>

The Food Hospital

Understanding the effects of foods on specific diseases: Bazian summarises the evidence >>

A sober analysis of alcohol and health in the media

A report of 75 stories analysed in Behind the Headlines >>

Bazian are recruiting

We are looking for an Information Specialist >>

Bazian influences FDA recommendations on the communication of risk (sort of)

Well, actually our contribution is a mention on p.190 – but it’s a start! >>

Alzheimer’s in the news

Report looking at Alzheimer’s news stories over the last four years >>

Bazian’s Dr Alexandra McAleenan features in the C3 newsletter

Report from a workshop on the Early Origins of Health initiative >>

2000th Behind the Headlines story

Reflections on our work so far on Behind the Headlines for NHS Choices. 2000 same-day appraisals and counting! >>

Supporting the Royal Statistical Society's ten-year statistical literacy campaign.

Royal Statistical Society afternoon workshop - Behind the numbers: revealing a better story >>

New faces and a fond farewell

Welcome to our new Health Research Analysts >>

Supplements: Who needs them?

Our latest collaborative report with NHS Choices on topical issues in the news >>

East Midlands Right Care Musculoskeletal and Pain Management “Planning Lab”

The team travelled to sunny Leicester for a “planning lab” >>

Bazian wins tender to support NICE; as a key supplier to NHS Evidence

Bazian to run an Evidence Hub for NHS Evidence >>

Another new Information Specialist!

Janet Clapton joins the Bazian team >>

Behind the Headlines on the BBC!

The team explain more about what the service is and why it is a must read. >>

New Information Specialists

We're delighted to welcome five new members of staff to Bazian! >>

Renal replacement therapy service planning model

Commissioners: How to plan your renal replacement therapy service >>

Bazian are recruiting, again!

This time we're looking for Health Research Analysts. Could it be you? >>

Miracle foods: myth and the media

we’ve teamed up with our colleagues at the NHS to write a report that summarises some of the issues around food reporting in the media: "Miracle foods: myths and the media" >>

Bazian are recruiting

Health Information Specialists wanted. Apply within. >>

Quality Assurance of Australian NHMRC Guidelines

Helping the NHMRC to ensure that national guidelines meet pre-specified quality criteria >>

Chemotherapy at home

Bazian's review comparing home chemotherapy for adults with chemotherapy delivered in the hospital or clinic setting. >>

Fit for purpose: centralised updating support for high priority Cochrane Reviews

"Fit for purpose". Working with Cochrane to ensure their systematic reviews remain relevant and up-to-date >>

Helping commissioners predict the cost of new biologic drugs

Biologic drugs have revolutionised the treatment of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and Crohn’s disease. They're expensive though. How best to prescribe them? >>

Should Science Journalists take sides?

Our evening out at the Royal Institution panel discussion "Should science journalists take sides?" We don’t have the answer, but we’re pleased that at least people are starting to ask the question. >>

Bazian’s breakfast GIN

Bazian are going to be at the GIN conference in Chicago from August 25 to 28. Come and say hello. >>

Celebrating BtH at the RCS

Yesterday we all enjoyed a little shindig at the Royal College of Surgeons to celebrate the continuing success of Behind the Headlines. >>

Bad science or bad science reporting

We recently presented an invited workshop at the Centre for Investigative Journalism's Summer School, entitled "Bad Science or Bad Science reporting" >>

The Commissioning Support Appraisals Service (CSAS)

The Commissioning Support Appraisals Service helps ensure that PCTs are effective consultees to the NICE Technology Appraisal process >>

"Balance" in science journalism

Our thoughts on Fiona Fox's insightful blog post about the concept of “balance” in the reporting of science stories >>

Who will help GPs commission?

If PCTs are losing their most experienced employees, who will help GPs commission? Well, we can >>

NHS Choices “saves £44m a year”

Bazian were delighted to learn that NHS Choices “saves £44m a year in unnecessary consultation”, according to an unpublished report for the Department of Health (as reported in the Health Service Journal). A survey of users of the website found that 37% of people who used the service before deciding to seek a GP consultation said that the website had decreased their use of GP services. >>

Support for PCTs in NICE Appraisals

November saw the exciting launch of the new Appraisals service at BMA house in London. Bazian is providing clinical analysis to ensure that PCT consultees are able to contribute to every single NICE TAG. The launch drew on contributions from (including others) Andrew Donald (CEO BEN PCT), Claire Cheong-Leen (Director of the service)and Vivek Muthu (Clinical Lead). >>

Bazian's updated guideline for Royal College

Bazian's work on revising and updating the original guideline for the recognition and assessment of acute pain in children is now available on the Royal College of Nursing website. The revised guideline identifies reliable and valid tools for measuring pain intensity in children, and a new section on pain in children with cognitive impairments. >>

Bazian's involvement with Health England latest launch...

Bazian has worked closely over the last year in collaboration with Matrix Knowledge Group, Imperial College London and Kings College London in a project commissioned by Health England to develop and apply a method for prioritising investments in preventative health and social care interventions. H.E.L.P the Health England Leading Prioritisation online tool was created. >>

Bazian are recruiting

We are seeking to appoint a Health Research Analyst to work within a team of experienced evidologists. The post-holder will work preparing systematic reviews, providing high quality, rapid analysis of health research and assisting in developing new products. >>

ADHD aetiology review

Bazian is currently working on completing an ADHD aetiology review in collaboration with University of Dundee, for NIHR-PRP >>

New people

Harri Mandhar has joined us to support Business development and operations. Sadly we say a fond farewell to Tom Donald who has moved home to Australia....Tom will still be supporting Bazian from time to time >>

Bazian's Swine Flu tracker tools

These free tools allow you to view the spread of swine flu globally and regionally. You can manipulate the axes yourself to observe the patterns and trends since the outbreak began. >>

Bazian added to PASA-CEP framework

The Centre for Evidence-Based Purchasing has added Bazian to its framework of suppliers >>

Brian Haynes on Behind The Headlines

Professor Brian Haynes calls Behind the Headlines "expertly prepared" >>

Bazian and Choices win BMJ Innovation Award

Behind the Headlines wins 'Best Innovation in Medical Communication' at the BMJ Group Awards 2009. >>

Helping Health England prioritise effective interventions

Bazian is helping to develop and apply an evidence-based method for prioritising investments in preventative health and social care >>

New case study: Water fluoridation in Southampton

Bazian assists South Central SHA with public consultation process via rapid, independent evidence assessment >>

Anna Donald has died

Anna Donald, founder of Bazian, died from metastatic breast cancer in her hometown of Sydney >>

Bazian added to NICE framework

Bazian placed on NICE's framework for International Policy Consulting Partners. >>

Behind The Headlines in the Guardian

Ben Goldacre gives Behind The Headlines the thumbs up >>

Health England report now available

"Prioritising Investments in Public Health" is now available for download. >>

Bazian welcomes new clients

Bazian has started a variety of new evidence-based projects >>

Bazian co-founder blogging for BMJ

Dr Anna Donald is now blogging about her experiences 'From the other side' of healthcare for >>