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.

** This workshop is now full. You can still register if you wish to join a waiting list **

Come and join us on Monday 24th October from 13:00 to 15:00, 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 a Cochrane systematic review 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




13:00 – 13:05

Welcome and introductions

13:05 – 13:35

Introduction to systematic reviews and evidence-based practice

13:35 – 14:45

Using the CASP checklist to appraise a systematic review: a practical session

14:45 – 15:00

Q&A and closing remarks

Registration link (opens in new window).

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.

October webinar