What is Journal Club?

Journal Club is an informal and relaxed session over lunchtime, in which participants discuss a specific piece of published research that has been circulated beforehand – a bit like a book club but instead of a novel we chat about an article.

The articles are chosen for their relevance to case management and there is no requirement to be research-active or have achieved any specific academic level of study.

You just read the article and come along!  You can contribute as much or as little as you like. It’s a great way to stay up to date with evidence-based practice and log some interactive CPD hours along the way.

In a friendly, informal environment, the CMSUK Journal Club aims to:

- Promote research methods & evidence-based discussions in CMSUK membership

- Support case managers in reading papers & making sense of research

- Consider implications of wider healthcare research to case management practice as well as reviewing case management research

The Journal Club committee is made up of the following team: Devdeep Ahuja, Dee Burrows, Sue Ford, Deborah Lindley and Helen Ovans with the support of the CMSUK Operations Team.

We welcome others on to the panel to share their experiences and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in participating at a future event!  

May Journal Club

"Changing the System - Major Trauma Patients and Their Outcomes in the NHS (England) 2008–17" 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589537018300075 evoked a lively and very interesting discussion with the Journal Club members this month. An overview of the session by Deborah Lindley of the CMSUK Research Committee can be found here.

April Journal Club 

This month's article for discussion was Patient Perspectives on Key Outcomes for Vocational Rehabilitation Interventions Following Traumatic Injury

March's Journal Club 

29 members signed up for March's Journal Club and discussed the article:  ‘Evaluating Case Management as a complex intervention: Lessons for the future’

February's Journal Club

We saw 14 members attending and discussing "Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Sleep Hygiene (HEPAS) as the Winning Triad for Sustaining Physical and Mental Health in Patients at Risk for or with Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Considerations for Clinical Practice" Please click here to read the article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6955623/

Overview: Please click here for a comprehensive summary of what was discussed.

January's Journal Club

25 members attended to discuss, interpret and digest the following article: 'Persistent fatigue following SARS-CoV-2
infection is common and independent of severity of initial infection'.  
Please click here to read the article.

With special thanks to this month's guest panelist Beverly Knops for her contribution.

Discussion points: please click here to read the panelist's discussion notes

Overview: please click here to read more about our inaugural Journal Club meet

Future dates and booking pages for 2021:

Autumn Journal Club: 1st October

October Journal Club: 29th October

Journal Club will not run over August due to summer holidays, November due to our annual virtual conference or the December / Christmas period.

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