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Critical Appraisal: An Introduction (RCT and Qualitative Study papers)


University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) Library and Knowledge Service

Burton: Room TBC

10:00am - 12:00pm

An introductory overview of critical appraisal, including a practical session appraising a randomised controlled trial (RCT) paper and a qualitative study paper.

Have a better understanding of what critical appraisal is and why it is important
Be aware of the hierarchy of evidence 
Have been introduced to a set of critical appraisal tools
Feel more confident in appraising articles effectively

Supports the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust's 
promise of "Excellence: We continuously learn and grow" and
the PRIDE objective to "Develop and Nurture Our Colleagues".
This skills session is restricted to the following departments at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust: Acute Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Anaesthetics, Back Care Team, Bowel Screening, Breast Unit, Business Development, Transformation & Operational Performance, Cardiology, Care of the Elderly, Chief Executive's Office, Clinical Coding, Clinical Effectiveness and Audit, Clinical Measurement, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Skills & Resuscitation Training, Colorectal Surgery, Communications, Community, Community Nutrition and Dietetics, Community Physiotherapy, Complex Behaviour Service, Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Corporate Nursing, Critical Care Outreach Team, Day Case Unit, Derby Clinical Trials Support Unit​, Dermatology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dietetics, Drivability, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Education, Training & Development, Elderly Medicine, Emergency Department, Endoscopy, Facilities, Faith Centre/Chaplaincy, Familial Cancer, Finance, Flexible Staffing, Foot Clinic, Gastroenterology, General Medicine, General Surgery, GUM, Gynaecology, Haematology, Head and Neck, Hepatology, Human Resources, Imaging, Infection Prevention and Control, Information Technology, Integrated Care, Intensive Care Unit, King's Lodge (Neuro Rehab), KITE Team, Learning and Education, Legal, Legal, Library and Knowledge Service, Maternity, MAU, Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical Day Case Unit (MDCU), Medical Director's Office, Medical Education, Medicine and Cancer Services Division, Medicine and Diagnostics, Minor Injuries Unit, Neurology, Neuropsychology, NICU, Nightingale Macmillan Unit, Nuclear Medicine, Nutrition Nurses, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Orthoptics, Orthotics, Paediatrics, Pain Management, Palliative Care, PALS, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Practice Learning Support Unit, Procurement, Professional Development, Public Health, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Renal, Research and Development, Respiratory, Rheumatology, SAU, Service Transformation, Short Stay Unit, Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC), Specialist Medicine, Specialist Palliative Care, Speech and Language Therapy, Step Down Unit, Stroke Unit, Theatres, Tissue Viability, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Treatment Centre (QHB), University of Nottingham (Sch of Health Sciences and Medical School), University of Wolverhampton Burton Campus, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Urology, Vascular Surgery, Workforce Management.
This skills session is restricted to the following departments at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust: Brain Injury Service, Breastfeeding Support, Cardio-Respiratory Specialist Team, Care Home Advisory Service, Clinical Effectiveness Team, Colposcopy, Community Cardiac Rehabilitation, Community Nursing, Community Therapy Service, Continence Advisory Service, Dental Services, Dermatology, Diabetes, District Nursing, Falls Prevention, Health Psychology, Health Visiting, Information Governance, Intermediate Care, Learning Disability Service, Living Well with Dementia, Minor Injury Unit, Musculoskeletal Service, Occupational Therapy, Older People's Mental Health, Palliative Care, Patient Safety, Phlebotomy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Public Health, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service (Breathe Ability), Quality Governance, Repton Health Centre, Respiratory Services, School Nursing, Sexual Health, Speech and Language Therapy, Stroke Services, Tissue Viability, Wellbeing Service, Wheelchair Service.This skills session is restricted to the following jobs:
Additional Clinical Services
Admin and Clerical
The following job roles in the group Allied Health Professionals:
AHP Audiologist
AHP Chiropodist/Podiatrist
AHP Dietician/Nutritionist
AHP Occupational Therapist
AHP Orthoptist/Optometrist
AHP Paramedic
AHP Physiotherapist
AHP Radiographer
AHP Speech & Language Therapist
Allied Health Professionals (General)
Estates and Ancillary
Healthcare Scientists
Medical and Dental
The following job roles in the group Nursing and Midwifery:
N&M Advanced Practitioner
N&M Community Nurse
N&M Community Practitioner
N&M Director of Nursing
N&M Health Visitor
N&M Midwife
N&M Midwife Consultant
N&M Midwife Manager
N&M Midwife Specialist Practitioner
N&M Military Nurse
N&M Modern Matron
N&M Nurse Consultant
N&M Nurse Manager
N&M Sister/Charge Nurse
N&M Specialist Nurse Practitioner
N&M Staff Nurse
Nursing and Midwifery (General)
The following job roles in the group Professional, Scientific and Technical:
APST Chaplain
APST Clinical Psychologist
APST Laboratory Technician
APST Lecturer/Teacher
APST Pharmacist
APST Psychotherapist
APST Social Worker
APST Youth Worker
Professional, Scientific and Technical (General)
The following job roles in the group Student:
Student (General)
Student, AHP
Student, Medical
Student, Midwifery
Student, Military
Student, Nursing
Student, Physician Associate
Student, Radiography
Student, Scientific & Technical