Evidence-based medicine

Healthcare services are continually evolving, and the common theme is a need for objective evidence that allows healthcare providers to deliver the best possible care to patients. 

Evidence-based medicine is the process of systematically reviewing, appraising and using clinical research findings to aid the delivery of optimum clinical care to patients.

Hayward has a wealth of experience in this field, including relationships with many of the UK’s leading centres of evidence-based medicine, such as the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford, the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, the York Health Economics Consortium and Swansea University Centre for Health Economics.

This expertise, combined with our rigorous approach to collecting and analysing evidence, enables us to produce robust systematic reviews, meta-analyses and economic assessments in diverse therapy areas. We also undertake HTA-recognised approaches to data gathering, through expert consensus, being well-versed in Delphi and elicitation-panel processes.


And we’ll take it one step further: communicating the results to your target audience in the most effective way possible. Our long publishing history means we know how best to present findings. Options include:

  • Bespoke formats tailored to individual clients’ needs
  • Business cases
  • Clinical dossiers
  • Consensus/guideline publications
  • Core value dossiers
  • Our flagship Evidence based medicine in practice publication
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.

If you want to learn more, many key aspects of evidence-based medicine are explained in our popular ‘What is …?’ series, which is intended to demystify the terminology, techniques and practices used to assess clinical and economic evidence within healthcare.

To find out more about how we can help you, call +44(0)1638 723560 or contact us here.