Welcome to the Pharmacy in Practice online journal club.
Pharmacy is a scientific profession. One of the key skills required in this area is the skill of critical appraisal. If you are not familiar with the considerations involved in the process of critical appraisal or would like more support on how to read a scientific paper you may want to click here and read the excellent articles by Trish Greenhalgh.
As part of this feature, we aim to publish research conducted by pharmacists across the UK. We need your help to conduct a peer review on these pieces of research. In effect, we are crowdsourcing peer review opinions. Here’s how it works;
- Read the piece of research critically.
- Answer the three simple questions designed to elicit your opinions and your feedback on the research.
- We will anonymously collate the comments and then we will publish these comments in a results article in the coming weeks.
The aim of this feature is to bring research off the page, help you contribute your expertise for the good of others, learn from others who complete the same process and finally hopefully inspire you to get involved with research in your own practice.
My sincere thanks to you for taking part and also to the authors of the research for being brave enough to open their work up to constructive criticism in this way.
I hope you enjoy the feature and find it useful.
*your answers will be treated anonymously. By taking part you agree to us using your anonymous answers to produce the results article and also agree to allow the use of your comments to inform future research.