Other useful websites
- The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 63,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
This is the regulatory body for 15 health and care professions including Physiotherapy.
- Physiotherapy Development Framework
The CSP’s Physiotherapy Framework is designed to promote and develop physiotherapy practice. It defines and describes the behaviours, values, knowledge and skills required for physiotherapy practice.
Other academic libraries with relevant materials can be accessed via the SCONUL Access Scheme.
- British Library
Access to material unavailable elsewhere. The British Library has a good collection of e-resources available within the reading rooms. Certain forms of ID are needed to register for a reader pass. See the website for further details.
- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
NICE produces evidence-based guidance to improve health and social care.
- HEE elfh Hub
Health Education England provides access to essential learning resources for healthcare practitioners and students. To view content, you will need to register on elfh as a pre-reg healthcare student.
Toolkits, checklists, books and articles for critical appraisal
- BMJ – How to read a paper article series by Trisha Greenhalgh
- 'Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about)';
- 'Statistics for the non-statistician';
- ‘Papers that report drug trials';
- ‘Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research)’.
- Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
A set of critical appraisal tools to be used when reading research. Includes checklists for systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, cohort studies, case control studies, economic evaluations, diagnostic studies, qualitative studies and clinical prediction rule.
- How to read a paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine and healthcare
E-book by Trisha Greenhalgh.
- Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT)
Appraisal tool used for qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods studies. Helpful for those working on a mixed methods review.
- CONSORT Statement
Recommendations for reporting Randomised Controlled Trials. Use the checklist to help you assess the different aspects of an RCT paper you are reading.
- PRISMA Statement
The documents on this web page help authors to improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses by providing a minimum set of items to be included. Use the checklist to help you check for any gaps in a review you are reading and the flow diagram to help you report your systematic search methods when conducting your own systematic review.