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Fellowships in evidence-based healthcare Masters programme

The Oxford AHSN fellowship programme has supported 15 frontline NHS innovators towards a Masters in evidence-based healthcare. The first seven began their studies in October 2014. They graduated in 2017 (see picture below). Six more joined in October 2015 with a further two starting in October 2016.

The three-year, part-time programme is a unique collaboration with the University of Oxford. It is fully funded with no direct costs borne by the fellows. All localities within the Oxford AHSN region are represented. Find out more here.

The students – who complete their studies on top of their day job – are drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds. They include doctors, nurses, midwives, a physiotherapist, a pharmacist, a radiographer and a dietitian. Use the links on the right to find out more about some of the fellows.

The fellowship programme enables students to integrate best research evidence with their own expertise and patient values, helping them to influence change and raise healthcare standards where they work.

It is run through the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) and the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford with funding from Health Education England.

AHSN Fellows Masters graduates 2017

Some of the first group of Oxford AHSN Fellows at their Masters in Evidence Based Healthcare graduation ceremony, 2017

There are four compulsory modules:

  1. Practice of evidence-based healthcare
  2. Introduction to study design and research methods
  3. Evidence based diagnosis and screening
  4. Knowledge into action.

In year 3 the emphasis shifts from academic to clinical practice with the fellows delivering an evidence-based knowledge implementation project to change practice and build capacity and capability within their host organisations.

Further information: