Journal Club


Journal Club is open to all health professionals and is a fun, informal way of learning to criticise papers and gather evidence to change practice.

At each meeting a speaker presents a critical appraisal of a research paper using the CASP appraisal tool.

Group members then have an informal discussion to determine whether current practice should be altered in light of the presenter’s findings

Muffins and drinks are provided at every meeting.

Help with presenting is available from the library or download the Journal Club Handbook for further guidance.

Journal Club schedule

Meetings take place in the Clinical Skills Centre, F Floor, Stephenson Wing twice a month on Wednesdays 8-9am or 5.30-6.30pm, Tuesdays 1-2pm and Thursdays 8-9am.

A full list of dates and further information is available in the Journal Club Handbook. Dates for forthcoming sessions can also be seen on the calendar below:

Journal Club presentations

View a complete list of presentations from February 2012 to now. Copies of presentations are available on request from the library.

Introduction to Critical Appraisal course

This course runs several times a year for Trust staff and covers:

  • the principles of critical appraisal and why you should do it
  • appraising published research and judging its reliability
  • assessing the relevance of published research to your own work

The next course dates are:

  • Thursday 22 March 2018, 1pm-4.30pm
  • Wednesday 11 April 2018, 9.30am-1pm
  • Monday 14 May 2018, 9.30am-1pm

Places can be booked through the Trust intranet.

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