Help develop our Child Protection Evidence systematic reviews

Are you a UK-based consultant or trainee paediatrician with an interest in child protection? We are seeking expert reviewers for critical appraisals and review leads.
Location
To work remotely

Our evidence-based resource for clinicians in the UK and internationally helps inform clinical practice, child protection procedures and professional and expert opinion in the legal system.

n post you will assist the team to ensure the evidence base for the systematic reviews is current so that users have access to accurate information when needed.

As an expert reviewer you will work with highly experienced paediatricians, in both systematic review methodology and child protection practice, to learn critical appraisal skills to support the development of child protection clinical guidance. You will receive a one-day workshop to prepare and teach core skills on how to critically appraise scientific literature. You need to commit to reviewing five to 10 articles per year.

As a review lead, you will support RCPCH staff with updates of the systematic reviews, Bites, Bruises or combined Oral injuries/Dental neglect. Starting in 2019, you will be involved in title/abstract screening, checking inclusion and exclusion decisions, reviewing the draft report and providing expert opinion. You will furthermore be involved in the updating of the Child Protection Companion with any relevant evidence.

We welcome expression of interests from UK consultant paediatricians and trainees to support the development of Child Protection Systematic Reviews and Child Protection Companion. You must have been in active practice within the past five years (consultant paediatricians only).

To register interest for either role, please send a short statement (up to 250 words) and a recent CV to  clinical.standards@rcpch.ac.uk. For the role of review lead, please indicate your topic of interest when making your application.

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