The CASP Logo

The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) aims to empower health and social care professionals and users of the NHS to distinguish between, and to use, good quality evidence to support decisions. The programme involves disseminating and cascading knowledge and skills in the area of evidence-based practice and endeavours to make learning in this field more accessible - ultimately improving the quality of health and social care service.

CASP logo

The logo of the three arrows symbolises the first step of CASP, FIND, refers to improving ones skills in finding the most applicable evidence to answer a question. APPRAISE the literature and information retrieved - in order to ascertain that it is reliable, valid and relevant relates to the second arrow. Learning how to implement any findings or manage changes, which are based on the best sources of evidence, that is ACT on the evidence, is the third arrow.