Twenty years ago when we started working in healthcare we were viewed by many as heretics and deviants (some may say that few things change). It has taken many years to place evidence-based healthcare at the centre of clinical practice and health policy making and there’s still a huge amount of work to do, but the approach that we have championed for years is now very much the ‘accepted way’. Health professionals have far greater awareness of evidence than a few years ago, critical appraisal skills are core to many training programmes and the quality of evidence is improving all the time.
The same is not yet true in education. Continue reading