CLAHRC Academy short training courses

CLAHRC North Thames Academy short courses are aimed at our partners in frontline services in the NHS and local Government. Our training is delivered by experienced researchers and provides staff with the tools and methods they need to use evidence based approaches to decision making and carrying out evaluations of services.

Using real-life case studies, the practical focus of our courses arms front-line staff with the means to select suitable methods and approaches that are the best tools for the job practical skills and tips in using a chosen approach most effectively methods needed to maximise the impact of findings.

Our workshops have proved extremely popular so far and feedback has been positive from attendees. Our programme includes the following courses:

  • Introduction to Evaluation (face-to-face and online)
  • Introduction to Economic Evaluation
  • Introduction to Demand, Capacity and Flow
  • Becoming Research Active: What does it involve and where do I start?

Dates of our upcoming courses can be found below. For further information or to be added to our mailing list, please email us at

Upcoming events

Previous events

Introduction to Evaluation

September 19 @ 9:00 am

Becoming Research Active

June 26 @ 9:00 am

Becoming Research Active

November 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am

Introduction to Economic Evaluation

October 31, 2018 @ 9:00 am

This one day, hands-on workshop is an introduction to economic evaluation aimed at staff from NHS Trusts, CCGs and Local Authorities. After attending this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own simple economic evaluation of a local intervention or service, and be able to appraise other evaluations.

Introduction to Evaluation

June 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Learn the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service at this one-day workshop aimed at healthcare and public health staff.

This one day workshop provides an introduction to the research process for health care and public heath staff in order to assist with taking the first steps into becoming research active. By the end of the course you will be able to understand the research process and will have produced an action plan for taking your research idea forward. The course also links with other local NIHR research support organisations such as the Research Design Service and Clinical Research Network.

CLAHRC North Thames has joined forces with colleagues at PenCLAHRC to bring their successful ‘Searching and Beyond’ workshop developed by information professionals for information professionals to London. Systematic reviews are an essential component of evidence based health care and the number being undertaken is increasing. PenCLAHRC’s popular workshop has been redesigned with an exciting new online element followed by a day of discussion and participation on how our skills as information professionals can be used in carrying out a systematic review.