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
Online Learning


2304, 2021

CASP Train the Trainer goes Virtual

April 23rd, 2021|

New Train the Trainer Course: Developing teaching skills for learning critical appraisal This course will take place virtually over 3 days: 6th, 8th & 13th October 2021 Due to the ongoing pandemic, we have now [...]

2202, 2021

More Virtual Workshop Dates added…

February 22nd, 2021|

New virtual workshops have just gone live for the upcoming months. Workshops are available on the critical appraisal of Qualitative Studies, Randomised Controlled Trials, & Systematic Reviews. We also have added some workshops concentrating on [...]

212, 2020

Virtual Workshops on Systematic Reviews

December 2nd, 2020|

Following a recent schedule of virtual workshops focusing on randomised controlled trials, we have just released our next set of virtual workshops which will focus on systematic reviews. These sessions will take place in January [...]