About Us

About Us 2018-03-27T00:00:18+00:00

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 25 years of significant and unrivalled expertise in the delivery of training to healthcare professionals.

“Is the research you are reading good, bad or indifferent? We need critical appraisal skills more than ever, to make that judgement. This is why you need the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme to help you make sense of the evidence.”
Professor Sir Muir Gray

The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP), is part of Better Value Healthcare Ltd (BVHC) portfolio. BVHC is an Oxford-based company set up by Professor Sir Muir Gray to promote the practice of value-based healthcare for individuals and organisations in the healthcare sector. BVHC creates and disseminates training materials, delivers training courses, and engages in consultancy to help the key players in healthcare understand and increase value in their services.