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.


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1210, 2020

Updated RCT Checklist

October 12th, 2020|

Take a look at our newly updated RCT checklist. Following a review by Erica Ison & Penny Grey, and by using feedback from the CASP community, we have made some slight changes to the overall [...]

1302, 2019

CASP Workshops in Egypt

February 13th, 2019|

CASP Egypt Workshops - Book Now Taking place at the National Research Centre (NRC) in Giza, Egypt between 6-7th March 2019. Suitable for; graduate students and research supervisors carrying out systematic reviews, RCT's or diagnostic [...]