12,000 miles to deliver a critical appraisal course!

 Wednesday 19 September 2012    Bespoke course | Conference | New Zealand

12,000 miles to deliver a critical appraisal course!

We do get around a bit! We provide training to many international organisations so navigating around airports is in our DNA. This month one of our speakers clocked up 24,000 miles in just 4 days by flying from England to New Zealand and back again. The Critical Appraisal Bespoke Course in Queenstown, New Zealand, was a resounding success, so the trip was worth it! Indeed, we've been booked to repeat the course in Melbourne later this year and in Canberra in 2013.

Our company has an international reputation for excellence in critical appraisal training and our services are in demand across the globe. Organising an event is simple. Just fill in our bespoke course form and we'll discuss and finalise your requirements by email. Distance is no object!

Critical appraisal training in Ireland

 Friday 14 September 2012    Bespoke course | Ireland | Psychiatry

Critical appraisal training in Ireland

We ran a bespoke critical appraisal training course in County Wicklow, Ireland today. The one day course was attended by a group of psychiatrists for the purposes of professional development and MRCPsych exam preparation. Bespoke courses are always excellent value for money. The cost per delegate is significantly below that of our Critical Appraisal Masterclass and Workshop. Indeed, because the speaker fee is fixed, the more delegates that attend the cheaper is the cost per head. Delegates also save money because bespoke courses take place in a location of their choice, saving on travel expenses. Read more about bespoke courses and contact us today to arrange a course to your exact requirements.

Critical Appraisal wins at the BMA Book Awards 2012

 Friday 14 September 2012    Awards | Books

Critical Appraisal wins at the BMA Book Awards 2012

The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal has won first prize at the prestigious BMA Medical Book Awards 2012! The result was announced at BMA House in Tavistock Square, London on 13 September 2012 in a lavish ceremony attended by the biggest names in medical publishing. Author Dr Narinder Gosall accepted the award from BMA President, Professor Baroness Hollins.

bma medical book awards 2012 The BMA Medical Book Awards started in 1994 with the aim of encouraging and rewarding excellence in medical publishing. Books are judged on accuracy, appropriateness, quality of design and production, originality of content, approach and value for money. Prizes are awarded in 21 categories. Professor Averil Mansfield, Chairman of the BMA Board of Science, commented that it was “no mean feat to be shortlisted”, as they received several hundred individual entries for the awards. The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal won in the Basis of Medicine category.

Dr Narinder Gosall said, "I am delighted that the book has been recognised by the British Medical Association. It was an honour to have been shortlisted by the BMA in such a competitive category but winning it was beyond my wildest dreams."

Dr Gurpal Gosall, co-author of the book, said, "We set out to write a book that would be the one-stop solution for everyone who reads clinical research papers. We already knew from our courses and workshops that we could teach critical appraisal knowledge and skills effectively. The challenge was to translate that experience into the form of a book. Over the years we've received a lot of positive feedback and encouragement about our unique and comprehensive approach. The BMA Medical Book Award is the icing on the cake!"

The programme included excerpts of the BMA reviews:

"I think this text is a great introduction to critical appraisal, a subject often not well-taught and where knowledge is sometimes assumed. It is an easy to read and short text. I particularly liked the chapter on presenting at a journal club which had some good practical advice. I would definitely recommend it. It is easy to dip in and out of to refresh on a specific topic."

"Critical appraisal is something I recognise to be important but is something I have not given priority to previously with so many other things to read about. Many texts on statistics and critical appraisal are very dry, but I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying reading this book. It is very clearly written and explains the concepts very well. I found the section on interpreting results very useful and practical. This is an excellent review of principles of critical appraisal and more, easily accessible for busy professionals."

Dr Narinder Gosall accepts the award from Baroness Hollins

Baroness Hollins presents Dr Narinder Gosall with first prize at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012 for The Doctor's Guide to Critical Appraisal 3rd edition 2012.

Dr Narinder Gosall relaxes with the PasTest team at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012

Narinder Gosall with the PasTest team at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012 ceremony at BMA House, London.