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