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Making Sense of Evidence Workshops

Do you want to use quality evidence in your practice but struggle to find the time?

Our workshops will help you learn about finding and making sense of evidence efficiently and effectively.

We recognise that everyone has different starting points so we tailor the programme accordingly and offer a progression of workshops.

The workshops are modelled on those run at the Centre for Evidence Based Practice in Oxford and are subsidised by PenCLAHRC. 

Our workshops include:

  • Formulating a focused question
  • Tracking down and organising the best evidence
  • Gain experience of critically appraising the evidence
  • Understand the application of evidence in practice
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of your educational process

2016 Workshops

  • 18th May, Exeter (1/2 Day workshop): Click here to register for this event.
  • 24th June, Plymouth (1 Day workshop): Click here to register for this event.
  • 3rd November, Exeter (1 Day workshop): Click here to register for this event.
  • 4th November, Exeter (1 Day workshop): Click here to register for this event.

A selection of the course materials is available to download below. 

Sample course materials


For more information on the course content, please contact

Upcoming Events


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11 August 2016

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Job opportunity - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Services Research

11 August 2016

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of PenCLAHRC,...
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High praise for PenCHORD project

10 August 2016

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Research Projects

ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCLAHRC researchers are supporting colleagues in the Medical School on an NIHR Programme Development Grant...
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Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project sought to understand the factors that contribute most to growing levels of demand...
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Research Projects