Critical appraisal training for guideline writers

 Monday 29 October 2012    Australia | Bespoke course | Guidelines


Critical appraisal training for guideline writers

We ran a bespoke critical appraisal course today for a group of people involved with writing healthcare guidelines. The National Prescribing Service in Australia provides practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests, helping individuals make better decisions about their health and medicines and keep health professionals up to date with the latest evidenced-based information. One of the most important steps involved in writing any guideline is to appraise the research evidence to determine which findings should influence the recommendations. This involves understanding the strengths and weaknesses in research methods and how to calculate meaningful statistics from the results. The course today helped everyone to update their knowledge and skills and to have questions about the process of critical appraisal answered!

InterContinental Sydney hosts the Critical Appraisal Workshop

 Sunday 28 October 2012    Australia | Workshop


InterContinental Sydney hosts the Critical Appraisal Workshop

We returned to Sydney this weekend to deliver a sold-out Critical Appraisal Workshop. We chose a new venue for the workshop this time - the luxurious five star InterContinental Sydney overlooking the harbour. The comfortable surroundings and top class service enabled our delegates to concentrate on improving their critical appraisal knowledge and skills. Our delegates were rewarded for their hard work with regular refreshment breaks and lunch in the Cafe Opera, a fabulous restaurant set in breathtaking 19th century architecture. Needless to say, the feedback about the workshop was stunning! Thanks to everyone who attended!

Critical appraisal training in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 Thursday 25 October 2012    Bespoke course | Conference | United Arab Emirates | Workshop


Critical appraisal training in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Our company returned to United Arab Emirates this week to deliver two training events. In Abu Dhabi we delivered an overview of how to read a paper at the 2nd Family Medicine Conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Later in Dubai our team ran a Critical Appraisal Workshop for over 150 medical staff. The workshop will be repeated in 2013.

The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal is reprinted

 Monday 15 October 2012    Awards | Books


The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal is reprinted

Just nine months after its publication, The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal has been reprinted. The initial print run has sold out, helped no doubt by the book winning at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. The reprinted book has an updated front cover, with the BMA Award Winner 2012 banner proudly displayed. Thanks to everyone who has bought the book. If you've not got your own copy, now's a great time to get this award-winning book!