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Training & Events

The Research & Evidence Team provides training courses to North East & North Cumbria CCG, NECS and primary care staff.

The Research & Evidence Team host regular events to promote knowledge exchange and support colleagues to build research and evaluation networks.

Training

The Research & Evidence Team provides training courses to North East & North Cumbria CCG, NECS and primary care staff. Standard training sessions focus on developing skills to find, appraise and apply research evidence in the commissioning cycle, and how to design an evaluation. Our standard training sessions include:

Introduction to Research & 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 & Evidence Team and how the team can support and advise you.

Finding evidence

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. Attendees are asked to get an OpenAthens account prior to attending. Details of how to do this will be sent out in advance.

Appraising 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 & 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 CCG policy. Practical tips, tools and resources will be shared as well as how the R&E Team can support you.

These sessions are typically 1.5-2.5 hours in duration. Due to coronavirus restrictions, delivery is currently online only via Microsoft Teams. Training places are limited, so must be booked in advance. To view course details and book, please visit https://learning.necsu.nhs.uk/upcoming-events/.

Bespoke training can also be provided specific to organisational and team needs. To request a bespoke training package, please contact us at necsu.reteam@nhs.net.

Upcoming Training Dates 

NECS Research & Evidence team have arranged their training dates from September – December 2021.

There are limited spaces for these sessions. There will be further R & E training sessions in the 2022.

The dates are as follows and all sessions can be booked via the NECS learning site.

  • Introduction to Research & Evidence – 21st September 2021 – 9:30-11:30am
  • Finding Evidence – 19th October 2021 – 9:30-11:30am
  • Appraising Evidence – 16th November 2021 – 9:30-11:30am
  • Designing & Carrying out an Evaluation – 14th December 2021 – 9:30-11:30am

Events

The Research & Evidence Team host regular events to promote knowledge exchange and support colleagues to build research and evaluation networks.

No events are currently planned due to coronavirus restrictions. To join our mailing list for future events or to express an interest in presenting at future events, please contact us at nescu.reteam@nhs.net.

Previous events hosted by the Research & Evidence Team include:

  • Research and Evidence in Primary Care – What Works and for Whom? 10 December 2019
  • Sustainability & Transformation Evidence Mobilisation (STEM) club 3 October 2019
  • Care Home Research: Current state and future priorities, 18 June 2019
  • Primary Care Research, September 2018
  • North East Vanguards, November 2017

Content presented at our previous events will form part of our new Evidence Library. To request content from previous events, please contact us at nescu.reteam@nhs.net.