Critical Appraisal Workshops

The workshops are only open to staff from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) or Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS).

Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Date: 20 May 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Via: Microsoft Teams
Course Leader: John Blenkinsopp (BMA Critical Appraisal Trainer and Clinical Effectiveness Advisor, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust)

This one-day workshop gives an intensive overview of the skills needed and resources available for critical appraisal. It will focus on appraising Randomised Controlled Trials and Systematic Reviews. It will provide ideas on how these can be used on return to the workplace. 

At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the importance and characteristics of critical appraisal
  • Be aware of a range of tools for assisting in critical appraisal in healthcare
  • Be aware of a range of products based upon critical appraisal in healthcare
  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising a randomised controlled trial and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising a systematic review and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Have been given some basic tips for taking the skills learned back to your workplace

This workshop is now fully booked. Please email clinical.librarian@ulh.nhs.uk if you are interested in attending any further workshops that may be run.

Extended Critical Appraisal

Date: 27 May 2021
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Via: Microsoft Teams
Course Leader: John Blenkinsopp (Critical Appraisal Trainer and Clinical Effectiveness Advisor, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust)

This one-day workshop is highly interactive and aims to extend your ability to critically appraise research evidence to include diagnostic and screening studies and qualitative research with the opportunity to take some tips and ideas back to your workplace.

At the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising a Diagnostic/Screening Test and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Be able to calculate Sensitivity and Specificity and describe their uses
  • Understand the basic steps involved in appraising Qualitative Research and have worked through an example as a group exercise
  • Have been given some tips for taking the skills learned back to the workplace
  • Be offered a support mechanism to take back to the workplace

Booking has now closed for this workshop. Please email clinical.librarian@ulh.nhs.uk if you are interested in attending any further workshops that may be run.

Please contact the Clinical Librarian Team (clinical.librarian@ulh.nhs.uk) if you have any queries about these workshops.