The Research and Evidence Team provides training courses across the North East and North Cumbria, North Yorkshire, and Vale of York. Attendees are welcome from primary care teams, commissioners, and NECS colleagues. Training sessions focus on developing skills to find, appraise, create, and apply evidence.Sessions are typically 2 hours in duration and are currently delivered online via Microsoft Teams. Training places are limited, so must be booked in advance, via the NECS learning site.
Introduction to Research and Evidence
This session is aimed at those who have limited knowledge about research or for those who would like a refresher. It will cover the different types of evidence available and how these are rated as stronger or weaker. All the key research designs will be discussed from case studies to randomised control trials, and both qualitative and quantitative methods. The session will also include details about the NECS Research and Evidence Team and how the team can support and advise you.
If you want to know how and where to find evidence, this is the session for you. We will explain how to develop a search strategy and know where to access research papers. This session will have a practical focus on searching for relevant evidence.
This is a workshop session giving people the tools and techniques to enable critical appraisal of evidence, to include both qualitative and quantitative research papers. It is equally aimed at staff needing to use evidence in their role, and those who are developing a research project. Attendees are welcome to bring evidence which they would like to appraise to the session
Designing and carrying out an evaluation
This session will define what is meant by evaluation and the important role it has in a healthcare context. The steps needed to go through to design and complete an evaluation project will be discussed. Evaluations could range from evaluation of a small administrative change, such as telephone answering times at one GP surgery, to a new patient service and policy. Practical tips, tools and resources will be shared as well as how the Research and Evidence Team can support you.
This session is aimed at those who may need to develop questionnaires as part of their role, and need a working knowledge of how to design, share and interpret evidence from a questionnaire. It is also suitable for those who may want to develop a research idea involving use of a questionnaire. It is a useful follow-up to the ‘Designing and Carrying Out an Evaluation’ training session.
Bespoke training sessions can also be provided specific to organisational and team needs. To request a bespoke training package, please contact us at email@example.com.
There are limited spaces for these sessions. The dates are as follows and all sessions can be booked via the NECS learning site.
- Tuesday, 28th June 2022 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Designing and carrying out an evaluation
- Tuesday, 19th July 2022 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Questionnaire Development
- Tuesday, 13th September 2022 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Introduction to Research and Evidence
- Tuesday, 11th October 2022 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Finding evidence
- Tuesday, 1st November 2022 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Appraising evidence
- Tuesday, 29th November 2022 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Designing and carrying out an evaluation
- Tuesday, 17th January 2023 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am – Questionnaire Development
The Research and Evidence Team host regular events to promote knowledge exchange and support colleagues to build research and evaluation networks. Previous events hosted include:
- Journey to Primary Care Research Conference, June 2022
- Research and Evidence in Primary Care – What Works and for Whom? December 2019
- Sustainability and Transformation Evidence Mobilisation (STEM) Club, October 2019
- Care Home Research: Current state and future priorities, June 2019
- Primary Care Research, September 2018
- North East Vanguards, November 2017
To join our mailing list for future events or to express an interest in presenting at future events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.