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Critical appraisal workshop - part 2

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Date: 26 March 2020

Location: London

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19

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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 home some tips and ideas back to your workplace.

During the workshop, the facilitator will share materials and examples to illustrate important teaching points.

This workshop assumes some knowledge of critical appraisal but does not require attendees to have completed part 1.

Critical appraisal workshop - part 1

This workshop is also running in Manchester - find out more


What to expect from this workshop

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.


09:00 - 09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:40 Welcome to the day 
09:40 - 10:30  Introduction to screening and diagnostics
10:30 - 10:45 Refreshment break
10:45 - 12:00 Appraising a screening paper
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:30 Introduction to qualitative research
13:30 - 14:30 Appraising a qualitative research paper
14:30 - 14:45 Refreshment break
14:45 - 15:30 Costing: the economic aspects of evidence
15:30 - 15:50 Tips and ideas to take home
15:50 - 16:00  Evaluation
16:00 Close of workshop

Course leader

John Blenkinsopp, critical appraisal trainer and clinical effectiveness advisor, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

John is a clinical effectiveness advisor and trainer who has over 20 years experience of running courses in critical appraisal.

Originally a medical librarian, John has also run a number of critical appraisal courses for the London Deanery, Department of Health, Kings Fund, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Health Education England and a number of trusts and medical charities up and down the country.

This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Read more.



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