The LIH Systematic Review Training Programme has been designed to introduce the key principles of systematic reviews including how to develop a systematic review protocol and interpret the results of a meta-analysis. This is done through a series of short interactive activities and lectures. The three day program has successfully been delivered to both internal and external colleagues including NHS collaborators. Our reviews have been used to support the development of collaborative projects and have been published in peer reviewed journals. Systematic Reviews were included in the previous REF and information to date would indicate that this will continue to be the case in REF 2021!

On Monday afternoon the second workshop in the current series was delivered in the University library with our Senior Academic Subject Librarian on hand with some great searching tips to support course participants who are developing reviews for publication, funding applications and/or as part of their PhD thesis. We had a wide range of topics being covered including: help-seeking for colorectal cancer among adults and effective management of acute pain in children by ambulance services.

Looking forward to workshop 3 later in July! For further information regarding the LIH systematic Review Programme please contact Dr Ffion Curtis;