‘Systematic review and meta-analysis in action’ workshop

The ‘Systematic review and meta-analysis in action’ workshop is an intensive 1-day workshop that introduces participants to the key principles of systematic review and meta-analysis of published research.

Delivered through presentations and exercises, the workshop outlines the basic skills needed to design and perform a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. 

Workshop dates



Courses run from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day.

  • Location: London, venue TBC

To book a place on an advertised course, go to the course page you wish to attend (discounts are available if booked with the Introduction to critical appraisal workshop).

Related courses: Diagnostic studies: methods and critical appraisal

All the tutors were excellent and so was the practical session.

Dr Abdullah Al-Mohammad, consultant cardiologist and honorary senior clinical lecturer, Sheffield Teaching Hospital

What you will learn

Areas this 1-day workshop will cover include:

  • what is a systematic review and what is a meta-analysis
  • drafting a systematic review protocol
  • meta-analysis of intervention studies (including practical exercise)
  • systematic reviews and change in clinical practice – including an overview of the NICE process.


By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • explain what a systematic review is and when it should be undertaken
  • develop a focused systematic review question and draft a review protocol
  • demonstrate basic skills in searching for and identifying evidence to answer a specific question
  • perform a meta-analysis of data from intervention studies
  • understand how systematic reviews may be used to inform changes in clinical practice. 

Who should apply

All healthcare professionals (multidisciplinary) and all specialties.