11th Feb 2016

Rapid Review Service

As part of our work within WCRC, we have developed the Palliative Care Evidence Review Service (PaCERS) to support professionals and other decision-makers working in palliative care. Its aim is to conduct rapid reviews to answer research questions of current importance to health care professionals and other decision-makers in relation to palliative care, in the shortest possible time. This will allow the integration of research evidence into service development and practice at pace, and further embed research as part of daily practice.

The service is unique in responding to external clinical/organisational calls for evidence rather than itself defining the review agenda. We plan to publish our methodology and our systematic reviewer has become part of the Cochrane Rapid Review Group.

Please contact PaCERSWCRC@cf.ac.uk for further information