What is NedEd?

NedEd (North-East Emergency Department Education) is a site set up for trainees, by trainees. Whether you are a Foundation Year 2 Doctor working in A&E for the first time, an ANP wanting to develop your knowledge or a Registrar looking to consolidate your learning, there should be something here for you.

Our initial plan is to use this as a space to hold 'virtual journal clubs' to help develop both clinical knowledge and critical appraisal skills. No prior knowledge is needed, just the will to participate and 'buy in' to what we are trying to achieve.

Why has NedEd been set up?

It is often difficult during a busy shift to take staff away from the 'shop floor' and deliver teaching to a large group. However, there is a still a need for trainees to receive teaching and training. NedEd has been developed as a method of ensuring trainees still receive this teaching, no matter what shift pattern they are working.

Through critical appraisal of ED relevant papers, trainees will be able to develop their clinical knowledge, as well as how to interpret medical articles- both of which are important skills for the modern day doctor.

How will NedEd work?

Exactly how you want it to!

We want this to work for everyone, so are open to your constructive feedback on how the teaching is delivered. If you like something, tell us and we'll keep it. If you don't like how something is working, tell us and we'll change it!

Less of the educational bull****, how will it actually work?

We will guide you through the critical appraisal of a medical article to help you understand how to evaluate a paper, and bring new and up-to-date knowledge to your medical practice. Or not, depending on how good the paper is...

We will need buy in to make this work. The idea is that you read the paper, then complete a set of tasks we will give you.

We are conscious that your time is precious, and you maybe don't want to spend your 0 hour day wading through a load of irrelevant data trying to remember what on earth a p-value is. With that in mind, we will choose papers which are clinically relevant, (relatively) short and hopefully of some interest.

The aim is for you to not need to spend more than 30 minutes after reading the paper, and ideally less than this.

At the end, you will have learned a little about critical appraisal, gained some knowledge to use in your day-to-day work and will be able to use the work as a reflective piece to add to your portfolio.

What happens now?

Please have a look through the website and familiarise yourself with it. We will add resources and links regularly, so check back for any updates. The first task will appear shortly, so please please please send in your feedback so we can make this work for you! Thank you for reading this far, and happy appraising!