Navigation Links
BMJ Award for NHS Choices Guide to the Medical Science in the News
Date:4/6/2009

LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The national NHS website, NHS Choices, has scooped the prestigious BMJ award for innovation in medical communications, for its evidence-based Behind the headlines service.

Using a team of independent medical analysts, Bazian, the NHS website places an expert eye on the 'science' behind the day's most prominent medical research-based stories in the media.

A daily stream of media stories, sometimes contradicting a report from the previous day, can leave both the public and healthcare professionals at a loss to be able to decipher which should be taken seriously and which should be taken with a pinch of salt.

For the first time, the NHS is now providing an official evidence-based analyis of these stories, and this important contribution to medical communications has been recognised by the British Medical Journal.

Stories analysed on NHS Choices in the past week include claims that scientists had found a cure for deafness through stem cell research, http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/04April/Pages/Stemcellsfordeafness.aspx, to research that claimed to have found evidence that having coffee before going to gym makes exercise less painful, http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/03March/Pages/CoffeeExercisePain.aspx

NHS Choices editor Paul Nuki said:

"Helping people make sense of the mass of health information out there goes to the heart of what NHS Choices is about.

"The media is reporting the latest developments in medical research every day. The absolutely crucial factor with all of these stories is to see whether the science justifies the headline. Behind the headlines looks at the science, and then analyses whether the evidence stacks up.

"The service has proved popular with ordinary citizens, doctors and journalists alike."

Further information

Behind the headlines from NHS Choices can be found at www.nhs.uk/news

If you want to learn how to analyse medical science stories yourself, use this guide from NHS Choices, http://www.nhs.uk/news/Pages/Howtoreadarticlesabouthealthandhealthcare.aspx

    Details of the BMJ awards can be found at,
http://group.bmj.com/products/group-awards/bmj-group-award-winners

NHS Choices, http://www.nhs.uk, is the most popular health website in the UK, recording 7 million visits in March. In addition to Behind the headlines, it is the front door for NHS services and includes a comprehensive A-Z of conditions.

For enquiries about NHS Choices, please contact NHS Choices press team on +44-(0)207-972-1812.


'/>"/>
SOURCE NHS Choices
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Corbett Selected to Host the Only Midwest Global Awards Judging Competition
2. UVa researcher awarded $3.6 million grant to fight drug-resistant bacteria
3. Finicky Felines Award Four Stars to New Wellness(R) Healthy Indulgence Everyday Entrees
4. Award-winning QUITPLAN(R) Services Billboard Debuts in Rogers
5. Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Research Wins N.I.H. Award
6. MDS Pharma Services Wins Award for Management of Global Malaria Trial
7. Southwest Ambulance Awarded Exclusive, 3-Year Contract Extension in Peoria, Arizona
8. Good Clinical Practice Journal Awards: Winners Announced
9. ComPsych(R) Corp. Announces Health at Work(SM) Award Winners: Sprint, Erie Insurance, City of Naperville and Green Hills Public Library
10. Michigan Hospitals Receive Governors Award
11. Siemens Congratulates Kenneth R. Bertka, M.D., Recipient of 2007 AMDIS Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best Buy ... in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a purely ... make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating an ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health ... the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for ... popular and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong ... Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. ... to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... plastic surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to ... known procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Any dentist who has made an implant ... process. Many of them do not even offer this as ... high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to ... a high cost that the majority of today,s patients would ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016 - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... up to date financial data derived from varied research sources ... with potential impact on the market during the next five ... comprises of sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 , ... on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: ... , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , ... Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: