“Face-to-face training is currently suspended due to the pandemic. We continue to offer sessions via MS Teams. Contact the Library, if you require further information”.
Our training supports evidence-based practice, CPD, appraisal, and revalidation. We run a series of scheduled sessions and offer tailored sessions to individuals, groups, or teams on a day and at a time of their choosing upon request. Sessions are conducted via MS Teams or face-to-face.
These free sessions are open to all staff of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as well as students whilst on placement. Our skilled professionals also support assignments in a variety of areas ranging from completing a systematic review protocol to referencing.
You can secure a place on a session by contacting the library.
Writing for publication
The session aims to support participants with the tools to write and submit for publication. It will cover important factors to consider for journal selection, the benefits of publishing, tips for planning your writing and creating a poster presentation.
This session aims to show participants how to carry out a simple search to find evidence in their area of interest using the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub and how to develop more advanced search strategies using a variety of searching tips and techniques. It also includes time for hands-on practice and experimenting with searching in a supported environment.
This session aims to help participants develop their ability to assess the quality of published evidence. It introduces the importance of critical appraisal, hierarchy of evidence, different types of research, statistical terminology. It goes through the questions in a Systematic Review Checklist and identifies other types of checklists for appraising papers.
For hand-on practice appraising a paper, Contact the library for details of the next BCHC Journal club session.
This session aims to equip participants with the skills to complete their own pieces of written reflection. It covers how to record what you learn from events and experiences to support your revalidation or improve your practice.
The session aims to introduce participants to the impact of poor health literacy on patient outcomes and equip them with tools and techniques to use in their practice to communicate health information effectively.
Return to study
The session aims to equip participants with essential skills to support their return to study by discussing concepts such as essay writing, referencing, and time management.
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) works in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce. Access all Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare programmes at http://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/account/logon. There are also modules on how to search effectively for literature accessible at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/literature-searching/. Login with your NHS OpenAthens account to ensure your learning activity is recorded.
The Library runs a monthly Book Club, BCHCReads, on MS Teams in support of staff health and wellbeing. Everyone from BCHC is welcome to join our journey and rediscover the pleasure of reading. Every session focuses on a different book and you can come along as often as you’d like.
The Library runs a monthly BCHC Journal Club on MS Teams for anyone from BCHC who would like to have experience of appraising articles. It is an informal, multi-disciplinary opportunity to improve your critical appraisal skills. Different papers will be discussed at every session so come along as often as you wish to refresh your skills.
If your team have an existing Journal Club that would like our support, just get in touch.