Key MessagesThe NICE ES SCS is a national programme launched in 2011 to promote the use of evidence based resources amongst health care undergraduate students.The SCS has considerably improved information search confidence in health care students who participate in the scheme.The scheme can help develop critical appraisal of health care information and increase routine use of evidence based resources.The peer teaching format adopted has contributed to the uptake of Evidence search and to the students’ better reception of the scheme.IntroductionA thorough scrutiny and evaluation of initiatives like the NICE Evidence search student champion scheme (SCS) involve the consideration of multiple aspects which help identify the correct positioning of this research in the literature. With this in mind, this research involves elements of three main areas of study: peer teaching in university settings, information literacy applied to higher education and evidence based practice (EBP) (including evidence based medicine – EBM), predominantly as a formal and structured form of teaching.Information Literacy (IL) has been defined by the American Library Association () as ‘a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognise when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information’, and has been the
Health Information & Libraries Journal – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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