Commissioning work

Much of CASP’s work is devoted to the development and delivery of commissioned work. Where a person, or organisation, contacts CASP with a training need, and a programme of learning is tailored around the request. This could be to deliver critical appraisal workshops, or even to develop a very needs specific package of one off training. Our commissioned work can involve developing workshop centred teaching as well as CD-Rom and e-learning products.

Commissioned workshops can hold up to thirty participants and are tailored around client need. They can be one-off sessions or a series of events. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently commissioned a set of 8 workshops to train their peer reviewers. This training ran from June to August 2001.

BUPA workshop

A set of two Critical Appraisal Workshops commissioned by BUPA.
Workshop one – Critical Appraisal of a Systematic Review
11th April 2001. BUPA House, London

Objectives

By the end of the workshop, you will:
  • be able to define the phrase clinical effectiveness
  • understand the terms systematic review and meta-analysis
  • be able to explain why these are so important for providing health care
  • have critically appraised a published review article
For further information please contact: Michelle Talla

 

 

Workshop two - Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research
24th September 2001. BUPA House, London
Objectives: By the end of the workshop, you will:
  • be able to understand why qualitative research is so important in health care decision making
  • understand sampling techniques
  • understand data collection and analysis
  • have critically appraised a published qualitative research article
For further information please contact: Michelle Talla

 

Developing guidance for cervical screening update training
2nd November 2001. Four Pillars Hotel, Sandford on Thames, Oxford

A one day training event to develop guidance for cervical screening update training.

Commissioned by Oxford Cancer Intelligence Unit for the SE region (west) England

Aim:
  • to develop and agree guidance, including indicative content, for update training courses aimed at health professionals.
For further information please contact: Emma Dix