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Everyone wants good health and healthcare that is effective. But how can we know whether a claimed intervention is truly effective? Many interventions are given with the best of intentions but have later been found to be ineffective with the potential for harm and wasted resource.

Critical appraisal skills enable you to systematically assess the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers. The Critical Appraisals Skills Programme (CASP) has over 25 years of significant and unrivalled expertise in the delivery of training to healthcare professionals.


The philosophy of CASP has always been about sharing knowledge and understanding, working in ways that are non-hierarchical, multidisciplinary and using problem-based approaches. This ensures that it is accessible and has practical day to day application.

CASP offers critical appraisal skills training, workshops and tools. These help you read and check health research for trustworthiness, results & relevance.


Train the Trainer
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2103, 2018

Training on teaching skills for critical appraisal

March 21st, 2018|

Our next 'Train the Trainer' course is now open for bookings! These workshops take place over 3 days and help develop teaching skills for learning critical appraisal. During the workshops you will experience a typical [...]

411, 2017

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017

November 4th, 2017|

Applications invited for a free place on CASP Train the Trainer workshop, Oxford 13-15 November 2017 The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) is working in partnership with the Department of Library & Information Science, Makerere [...]

211, 2017

Booking now open!

November 2nd, 2017|

CASP's next 'Train the Trainer' course has now been confirmed to take place from 23-26th March 2015 in Oxford, and you can confirm your place by booking now. This 4 day course will cover the [...]