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GP appointed clinical director of BMJ Evidence Centre

By Mia Kukathasan

The BMJ Group has appointed GP Dr Rubin Minhas as Clinical Director of the Group's Evidence Centre, launched last year.

The centre provides independent analysis and synthesis of clinical research.

Dr Minhas, was selected for his experience as a working doctor with experience in developing NICE guidelines as well as his understanding of international healthcare systems and an awareness of the importance of integrated evidence based medicine.

Dr Minhas, a GP by training, has spent the previous year as a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice at the RAND Corporation and the Southern California Evidence Based Practice Centre in Santa Monica in the US.

Dr Minhas said: 'I am delighted to join the BMJ Evidence Centre and hope to continue its record of leading edge innovation in the field of clinical decision support and of shaping the rapidly changing technological and information landscape.'

'The BMJ Evidence Centre is well placed to play an increasing user focussed role in supporting the improvements in quality of care and cost effective care that are demanded by healthcare systems around the world. I am really looking forward to working with the team to develop the creative solutions that will underpin tomorrow's healthcare environment.'

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