The library team offer group and individual training on a wide range of information skills.  Here are some of our main courses:

PREP 2016: Putting research and evidence into practice

On 5 May 2016, BDCFT library and research and development, hosted PREP 2016, at Bradford City Football Club.  The day included a mix of local and national speakers, as well as a range of presentations and posters to highlight quality local research and evidence based practice projects. The day was a motivational and learning experience for all staff interested in research and evidence based practice.

E2P: Evidence to practice training course – a practical introduction into the principles and delivery of evidence based practice

The course takes participants through the five stages of evidence based practice.  Participants are introduced to the theory of each stage and then given the opportunity to develop practical skills to use in the workplace.  Participants learn how to develop an “answerable question,” undertake a literature search, critically appraise a journal article and consider the practical skills needed to develop a project plan for research or evidence based practice.

Critical appraisal training

Library staff offer “a beginner’s guide to critical appraisal.” The course aims to give participants confidence in appraising a paper by developing key skills. This includes some basic statistics and understanding of values, confidence intervals and other research terminology.

1-1 training

Individual training on demand remains our most popular training.  We offer individual training on literature searching and other electronic resources at a time to suit you.  The training usually takes about an hour.  Although we usually do training in the library we can also travel to other Trust locations.  Please contact the library to make an appointment.

To further information and to check dates and availability  – please contact the library.  Please note that training is only available to Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust staff and students only.