An NHS trainer who has delivered support to more than 10,000 healthcare staff across the country is showcasing one of his most high profile training courses.
John Blenkinsopp is a clinical effectiveness advisor at the Trust. He has been leading national training for dozens of organisations over the last 20 years.
John has worked in the health sector for three decades. He regularly runs introductory critical appraisal training – something all healthcare professionals need to have.
The virtual sessions cover:
- The importance of critical appraisal
- Tools to use
- Tange of products needed
- The steps involved in appraising a randomised controlled trial
They also help people understand the steps involved in appraising a diagnostic test and show healthcare staff how these can be used in the workplace.
John said: “I am based in Teesside – but what many people may not realise is we train and support healthcare staff from across the country.
“Since 1998, I have been running critical appraisal training for more than 30 health trusts as well as other organisations such as the British Medical Association, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Kings Fund and British Medical Journal.
“I am proud to run this course under the banner of North Tees and Hartlepool – collaborating with national partners.”
The one-day workshop gives an intensive overview of the skills needed and resources available for critical appraisal and how these can be in the workplace.
The session includes a mixture of teaching, workshops and discussion around post course support and future plans.
John added: “I also run other courses in critical appraisal on demand – advanced courses, facilitating courses, revision courses and so on.
“Not only that, I also do subject specific courses. I recently ran critical appraisal for GPs and for elderly care staff in Newcastle and I’ll be doing critical appraisal in paediatrics and in physiotherapy.
“The list is endless and it works across every clinical specialty.”
Upcoming critical appraisal training
The next introductory courses, which are held virtually over Microsoft Teams, are due to be held on:
- Tuesday 19 July
- Tuesday 13 September
- Tuesday 15 November
To find out more and to book, contact [email protected]
For more information about training at our Trust, visit our training page.