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Contributing to PEN

There are lots of ways to contribute to PEN content as becoming a PEN Author or PEN Reviewer.  

PEN Author

As a PEN Author, you will update PEN content, for example a 'Practice Question(s)'. Alternatively, you may like to go back to the drawing board and develop new PEN content, for example, writing a 'Background' section on a new topic. On the other hand, you may have recently completed a literature review/evaluation of the evidence-base which could be repurposed for PEN, perhaps as a 'Practice Question' or 'Background' section.

This quick Guide for PEN Authors will provide you with a brief overview of the steps involved.

PEN reviewer

As a PEN Reviewer, you will review the updated PEN content for accuracy, for example a 'Practice Question(s)'.

This quick Guide for PEN Reviewers will provide you with a brief overview of the steps involved.

Becoming a PEN Author or Reviewer

If you would like to become a PEN Author or Reviewer, please email globalpen@bda.uk.com and include the following information:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your primary area of expertise
  • Any experience of writing/reviewing
  • An indication of your engagement with and (or) interest in evidence-based practice and critical appraisal

All expressions of interest will be acknowledged by email and we will match you with relevant topics as we update, develop and review each Knowledge Pathway in PEN. Once a relevant topic has been identified, we will request a brief CV highlighting your experience and training.

If you are new to becoming a PEN Author or PEN Reviewer, you will receive full support and guidance from the PEN team.

You can also 'Submit a Practice Question' to PEN through the PEN website. This helps the PEN team identify gaps in PEN.