What We Do

The CEBM is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high quality evidence based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice.


One of our objectives is to produce high quality research capable of changing or improving current clinical practice. We use a variety of methods to achieve this including carrying out clinical trials, conducting systematic reviews, qualitative work, theoretical modelling, database analysis and quantitative analysis. We currently have several project themes led by various members of CEBM. Examples of some of our active research themes include research into Non-Communicable Disease which includes a research collaboration with the World Health Organisation. We also have a strong Diagnostic theme which includes assessing novel Diagnostic Technologies relevant to improving the diagnosis of disease in primary care.

One of the core objectives of each of our research projects is to have impact through the translation of our research into practice. For more details on our research themes and impact click here .


Most members of CEBM are active teachers of the discipline. We teach Evidence Based Medicine at a variety of levels including undergraduate, postgraduate, beginner and advanced levels. We also welcome students from allied health care backgrounds including nursing, midwifery, dentistry, physiotherapy and others. We run a variety of workshops and courses as well as standalone entities or within more formal programmes.

The CEBM is responsible for the delivery of core components of Evidence Based Medicine teaching to the University of Oxford medical students across all years and including the Graduate Entry medical students.

The CEBM also runs, together with the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, a successful postgraduate programme in Evidence Based Heath Care. This includes short stand, alone course, Post Graduate Diplomas, a Masters in Science (MSc) as well as DPhil opportunities.