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Best Practice in Recording and Report Writing for Healthcare Professionals

Tuesday 21st October 2014 at Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

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A one-day intensive training programme for Allied Health Professionals which equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to create clinical records and reports that adhere to best practice standards, and that will stand up to legal scrutiny.

Course Outline

The course is an intensive and highly practical day, delivered by qualified lawyers. It is delivered in a highly interactive style with the delegates learning by doing through the use of interactive sessions and practical exercises. It focuses firstly on analysing why clinical records are kept and best practice standards in maintenance of good records. It then looks at where Allied Health Professionals fit into the legal system and how their records and reports can be used as evidence in a court hearing. It then goes on to assist delegates in understanding what is required from reports.
It considers the content of reports by considering the source and weight of evidence to be included and learning to distinguish between facts, inference and opinion. It also considers the type and format of reports by reference to a model format for reports. Delegates bring a copy of a report from a fictional or completed case, in court ready condition, and receive feedback from the trainer and from the other delegates.

Who and Why?

All Allied Healthcare Professionals produce records and reports in the course of their work, which are regularly relied on as evidence in legal cases. If your records and reports fail to stand up to scrutiny this may have serious consequences for both you and your client. This course allows delegates to look at what is required to create records and reports to the required professional and evidential standards.

Key Learning Points

  • The importance of good record keeping
  • Understand the function of their records
  • Learn the components of good record keeping
  • Understand how records are used as evidence in
  • legal proceedings
  • Learn how to create a report with the assistance of their records
  • Look at appropriate layout, format and style for their reports
  • Be able to identify the issues and the facts, and the source and weight of those facts
  • Develop an objective and critical eye in relation to their report writing

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.


Tuesday 21st October 2014

09:30Registration and Refreshments


Stranmillis University College, Belfast

Stranmillis University College, Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5DY •  Website•  Directions

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