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!

National Prescribing Service trained

 Friday 14 October 2011    Australia | Bespoke course | Guidelines


National Prescribing Service trained

Today we ran a second critical appraisal training event for staff at the National Prescribing Service (NPS) in Sydney. Established in 1998, the NPS helps health professionals keep up to date with the latest evidence and provides individuals with the tools and knowledge to make better decisions, amongst other activities. The bespoke event covered the key topics in critical appraisal with short exercises to help consolidate understanding of key concepts. Thanks to everyone for the kind hospitality and for contributing to the discussions. We hope we made critical appraisal easy to understand!