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Journal Club Support Service

If you organize or are a member of a Journal Club, or are thinking about starting one, Basildon Healthcare Library has professional librarians who can support you and your team in this undertaking.

What is a Journal Club?

A Journal Club is a group of professionals from either one specialism or multidisciplinary who meet regularly to discuss and appraise a research study of relevance to their work.

A Journal Club meeting usually consists of one member of the group delivering a presentation to colleagues in which they will critically appraise a research paper. A group discussion will then examine the potential application of the findings into clinical or non-clinical practice. However other formats are often used, see our leaflet on setting up and maintaining Journal Clubs.

What are the benefits of a Journal Club?

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A Journal Club can:

The skills that you develop by being involved in a Journal Club map to KSF dimensions IK2 levels 2, 3 and IK3 level 3.

Planning and Delivering your Journal Club

The Library can also provide a number of tools and services to support your Journal Club.

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Developing your skills

Who is eligible for this service?

The Journal Club support service is available to all members of the following organisations:

(With thanks to the Integrated Library Service, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)