1:1 Research Support

Beth can support primary care staff members who are undertaking the ACP pathway and are required to evidence the research pillar as part of their portfolio. Beth can meet you one-to-one to discuss your specific needs.  Please email me to set up a meeting: beth.thompson16@nhs.net 

The Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England



Getting started with research

Thinking of developing an intervention to improve healthcare?

This article in the BMJ gives guidance on how to get started Guidance on how to develop complex interventions to improve health and healthcare.

Understanding Evidence

Evidence Works Toolkit

The toolkit provides a simple step by step guide to finding, appraising and applying evidence for your service change, new product, project or pilot.

Evaluation of Improvement Projects

Evaluation Works Toolkit

This toolkit will help you improve services and outcomes, determine value and effectiveness, and make informed decisions.


Literature Searching

How to Search the Literature Effectively

This online module on E-learning for Healthcare gives a good introduction to getting started, developing a search strategy, what to do about too few, or too many results and how to search the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub as well as databases.


Critical Appraisal

What is critical appraisal?

“Critical Appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context. It is an essential skill for evidence-based medicine because it allows people to find and use research evidence reliably and efficiently.” (CASP 2022)


Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)

This website is essential for understanding critical appraisal.  It provides guidance and resources such as checklists to help you evaluate research papers. Barts Health Libraries have put together a series of videos on how to apply the CASP checklists to different types of research studies:

Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE)

This website is aimed at students, S4BE provides guidance and resources on critical appraisal and evidence-based practice


University of Birmingham Introduction to Critical Appraisal online module

This short online module is free to access and gives a good introduction to critical appraisal and using CASP checklists