Rapid Review Methods
1 day course: Thursday, 23rd May 2019
1 day course: Thursday, 23rd May 2019
Start: 9:30 am
£299.00 - Early Bird Rate - For bookings received on or before Friday, 22nd March 2019.
£399.00 - Standard Rate - For bookings received on or before Wednesday, 8th May 2019 or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.
Bookings will automatically close at 11pm on Wednesday, 8th May 2019.
Booking and Payment
Provisional bookings are now being accepted for this course. Please forward your details to Karen Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you will be contacted when the course has gone live on our Online Store and we are taking bookings.
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Halifax Hall Hotel and Conference Centre.
Endcliffe Vale Rd, Sheffield, S10 3ER.
Tel: +44 (0)114 222 8810
Accommodation and Meals
Refreshments and lunch are provided for the duration of this one day course.
Accommodation is not included in the course fee. We do however have a preferential rate of £70 per night at the host venue Halifax Hall and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel, which is situated behind Halifax Hall. Details of how to book these, to ensure you receive the reduced rate, will be provided in your confirmation email upon receipt of your booking.
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or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.
Rapid reviews are increasingly undertaken to meet the demands of decision makers, who need timely evidence to inform their decisions. Under such constraints the time required to undertake a traditional systematic review may be prohibitive. Limited budgets to fund systematic reviews, may also increase pressure to fund a rapid review.
What does the course deliver?
If the review is to be delivered in a shorter time frame or a smaller budget it may seem inevitable that it will no longer be able to remain transparent, rigorous, exhaustive and comprehensive. What are the implications of any shortcuts that might be taken? Can we measure the impact of such shortcuts? Which methods might be adopted when undertaking a rapid review? What do commissioners want? What is the balance between working smarter and short changing the commissioners? How do you create a team that can work together more efficiently within a shorter timescale? These questions will be explored through a detailed examination of tools that can be used and adapted to meet the particular needs of each rapid review.
Who will benefit from this course?
This short course is primarily for you if you are currently undertaking, or you anticipate embarking upon a rapid review. The aim of the day is to equip you with a greater insight into the range of rapid review methods that can be used for, and adapted to, your particular review. The purpose is to enable you to deliver methodologically rigorous reviews, that continue to meet the needs of decision makers. The short course may also be of value for you if you commission reviews, or use rapid reviews to inform evidence based practice. The course will facilitate you to assess the quality of rapid reviews, and help you to appraise rapid review proposals.
The course will consist of a mixture of presentations, group work, discussions and individual exercises.
Course Materials will be provided via a Delegate Course Website approximately 2 weeks prior to the course start date. Hard copies of exercises will be provided throughout the course. Hard copies of powerpoint presentations will not be provided, but these can be printed by delegates before the start of the course via the Delegate Course Website.
Participants are asked to provide their own laptop for the duration of the course.
Fiona Campbell is the course leader for this 1 day short course.