The University of Plymouth Centre for Innovations in Health and Social Care; a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence

Our focus is on innovations for health and social care, supporting the synthesis of evidence related to topics that directly meet the needs of the health and social care sector and its stakeholders. This will provide knowledge information that influences policy development and clinical practice across the continuum of care spanning, hospital, aged care and community settings. We are a truly multidisciplinary centre, which is fully integrated with health care organisations in the region.

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The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Reviews Training Programme

The JBI Comprehensive Systematic Reviews Training Programme (JBI CSRTP) is a world-class systematic review training program, which incorporates both theory and hands on experience, you will learn how to develop a focused question, search for relevant literature, appraise and synthesise evidence arising from research. By the end of the program you will have a completed protocol and be ready to commence your review. Participants who successfully complete the program can become Certified Reviewers, accredited for a period of two years as authors in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR), a refereed online journal, the content of which is indexed in Embase, Scopus, Mosby’s Index (Elsevier), CINAHL (EBSCO) and MEDLINE.  Professor Bridie Kent and Dr Katrina Bannigan are accredited to teach the JBI Comprehensive Systematic Reviews Training Programme. Details of the next programme

JBI Systematic Review Training

25–28 June 2018, 9:00–17:00, University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is one of only five universities to offer this course in the UK

Throughout this world-class systematic review training program, which incorporates both theory and hands on experience, you will learn how to develop a focused question, search for relevant literature, appraise and synthesise evidence arising from research. 

By the end of the program you will have a completed protocol and be ready to commence your review. 

Participants who successfully complete the program can become Certified Reviewers, accredited for a period of two years as authors in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR).

Course includes four days instruction and hands on work in computer labs, harbour cruise, a meal, teas, coffees and lunch.

Cost: £950 book your place

Systematic review training prize winner

The Clinical School at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is a partnership venture with the University of Plymouth's School of Nursing and Midwifery. The collaboration brings clinical and academic colleagues together with the aim of promoting evidenced based practice initiatives and to nurture non-medical practitioners into active clinical researchers. The Clinical School this year offered a new prize to stimulate interest and activity around systematic reviews.

Zoe Cooper, Consultant Nurse for Safeguarding won the 2018 Clinical School JBI Systematic Review Prize. Zoe will be trained and supported to lead a JBI review. She will be looking at the impact of recent legislative changes in domestic abuse policy on older people.

Clinical Partner status awarded to Cornwall's Acute Hospital Trust

The University of Plymouth's Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Clinical Excellence has awarded the Clinical School at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust Clinical Partner status. This acknowledges the work clinical colleagues, affiliated to the Clinical School, have undertaken in systematic review activities, and their commitment to sharing new knowledge and promoting evidence based practice activities through workshops and implementation reviews. This formal partnership will further grow networking and research activities between academic and clinical staff, to benefit patients and service users.


If you would like to add a link to your systematic review to the projects page, please contact ihc@plymouth.ac.uk