Workshop for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals on Cochrane systematic reviews and evidence-based practice

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Cochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland are hosting a free online workshop for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals based in the UK and Ireland.

Please note that this workshop is now fully booked. You are still welcome to register if you wish to be placed on a reserves list.

Come and join us on Tuesday 14th June, from 14:00 to 16:00, for a practical session where you will learn more about systematic reviews and improve your understanding of evidence-based practice.

To maximise the session, this document provides a brief background on how to navigate a Cochrane systematic review, and about the tools that can be used to ‘appraise’ systematic reviews. During the workshop, we will provide more hands-on and practical information based on two examples of Cochrane systematic reviews that may be relevant to your clinical practice.


  • Rebecca Gould, Cochrane UK Fellow
  • James Garrard, Cochrane UK Fellow
  • Anne Matthews, Full Professor of Nursing, Dublin City University
  • Sinéad Hynes, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, National University of Ireland, Galway




14:00 – 14:10

Welcome and introductions

14:10 – 14:30

Introduction to systematic reviews and evidence-based practice

14:30 – 15:30

Using the CASP (Critical Appraisal Skills Programme) checklist to appraise systematic reviews: A practical session using two systematic review examples

15:30 – 15:45


15:45 – 16:00

Closing remarks

Registration link:

Please note that capacity is limited. Places can be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.

Additional resources

Cochrane UK run a blog site, Evidently Cochrane, including a series of blogs for nurses 'Evidence for Nursing' , one for midwives 'Evidence for Maternity Care' one for allied health professionals 'Evidence for Allied Health'. Plus, you can sign up for the newsletter.

A webinar for nurses, midwives and AHPs