Professional Development and Capacity Building

Supporting evidence-informed practice

We offer a variety of tailored continuous professional development and capacity building programmes to support evidence-informed practice in health and social care. Evidence from our current research demonstrates that teams rather than individuals are likely to initiate and sustain change in professional practice and therefore we strongly encourage team applications.

Evidence for change

Developed for multidisciplinary teams, the Evidence for Change pilot was supported in 2015 by NIHR CLAHRC North West Coast. This capacity building initiative enables practitioner teams to find, evaluate and analyse scientific evidence to inform practice development and change. The initiative currently involves attendance at 8 full-day workshops over a 12 month period, interspersed with time in the workplace to conduct an evidence-informed practice change project. Participants are supported by workshops, academic mentors, action learning sets, on-line library access, and an interactive online portal.

Hear from a team who took part in Evidence for Change:

Read our academic poster

Skill Builders

Skills Builders is a suite of three interactive workshops designed to support individuals or teams to find, evaluate, analyse and report scientific evidence within their practice. The short course helps to develop technical skills and knowledge including developing your question, database searching, critical appraisal and reporting findings.

Mentoring support and workshops

Please contact us if you would like to discuss mentoring support or the bespoke development and delivery of a one-day workshop for your staff and colleagues.

Our team

Ruaraidh Hill
Michelle Maden

Telephone: +44 (0) 151 794 5067