Engagement at the Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care
Promoting evidence based practice through development and evaluation of internationally excellent systems for evidence appraisal, translation and utilisation.
The Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care (WCEBC) is a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence.
The Centre aims to assist healthcare professionals in implementing evidence-based practice and provide the best possible patient care through training packages.
Since 2016 the reach of WCEBC includes:
- providing comprehensive systematic review methods training for 12 academic staff at Cardiff University and 7 academics from outside the University;
- implementing study days for 19 participants from a local health board on the use of JBI tools, evidence synthesis and implementation; so directly influencing clinical practitioners to engage with evidence based practice;
- presenting at international conferences in Antwerp, Aberdeen and South Africa;
- running workshops in Malawi at Kamuzu College of Nursing on comprehensive systematic review methods;
- carrying out commissioned work for various organisations including the James Lind Alliance.
The impact of WCEBC is to facilitate improved patient care by supporting development of best practice in healthcare professionals. Recent publications include;
- Men's perceptions of the impact of the physical consequences of a radical prostatectomy on their quality of life.
- Physical Therapy and Exercise Interventions in Huntington’s Disease: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review.
- Facilitating evidence-based practice in nursing and midwifery in the WHO European Region’.
The group also have influence at a strategic level. For example, at the Global Evidence Summit held in Cape Town, South Africa 13-16th 2017. This summit was the first occasion that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines-International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute joined forces to create a premiere event in evidence-based policy.