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Fellowships in Evidence Based Healthcare

The Oxford AHSN Fellowship programme which supports NHS innovators is now in its third year with 15 students working towards a Masters (MSc) in Evidence Based Healthcare. The first seven began their studies in October 2014. Six more joined the programme in October 2015 with a further two starting in October 2016.

The three-year, part-time programme is a unique collaboration with the University of Oxford. It is fully funded with no direct costs borne by the Fellows. Find out more with this poster.

The students – who complete their studies on top of their day job – are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. They include doctors, nurses, midwives, a physiotherapist, a pharmacist, a radiographer and a dietitian. All localities within the Oxford AHSN region are represented.

  • Kate is a pharmacist in Berkshire – watch her story here
  • Hayley is a nurse in Oxford – watch her story here
  • Francis is a doctor in Oxfordshire – watch his story here
  • Deborah is a nurse in Milton Keynes – watch her story here
  • Rob is a nurse in Oxford – watch his story here
  • Joe is a physiotherapist working in mental health – watch his story here
  • Raj is a GP in Buckinghamshire – watch his story here

The Fellowship programme enables students to integrate best research evidence with their own expertise and patient values, helping them to influence change and raise healthcare standards where they work.

It is run through the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) and the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford with funding from Health Education England Thames Valley.

The core teaching of the MSc course is delivered over the first two years. There are four compulsory modules:

  1. Practice of evidence-based healthcare
  2. Introduction to study design and research methods
  3. Evidence based diagnosis and screening
  4. Knowledge into action.

In year 3 the emphasis shifts from academic to clinical practice with the Fellows delivering an evidence-based knowledge implementation project to change practice and build capacity and capability within their host organisations.

Further information: rachel.davies@oxfordahsn.org

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