Introduction; PART I: ASSESSING AN INDIVIDUAL STUDY: CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND CRITICAL REFLECTION: What's the big idea?; Summarising a paper; Can I rely on the methods? - issues of measurement; Can I believe the results? - bias and confounding; Do I understand the results? - summary statistics; Reflecting on a study - implications for practice; Making sense of screening; Other types of evidence; Tackling the tabloids; PART II: CRITICAL READING AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE: Paralysed by the literature?; Hot topic framework; Asthma in adults; Diabetes; Heartsink patients; Cervical screening; Referrals to outpatient clinics; Index.