Principles of Record Keeping & Report Writing - Theory & Practice
Duration 1 day
This training course will support delegates in developing their understanding and skills in record keeping and more formal report writing. It will consider why we need to keep records, how they should be written and kept (including Data Protection Act principles and guidelines), and how service users might feel in having records kept about them. It will also look at how to write records effectively and appropriately.
- Purpose and importance of record keeping
- Customers'/service users' perspective, involvement and ownership
- Best practice in recording information
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Incorporating principles from Mental Capacity Act 2005 into records and reports
Methods of Delivery
This course is designed to be interactive, using practical work wherever possible and relevant. There will be some brief presentations from the trainer. The main methods will include individual, paired and small group work, idea-storming, 'in their shoes' experiential work, simulations, proofreading and editing and giving and receiving feedback on practice examples.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
In this course you will learn
- About confidentiality and when to share information, including data protection principles
- The importance of clear, relevant recording in records and reports, including care plans and Mental Capacity Act assessments
- How to write clear records and reports, using principles of Plain English
Staff who are responsible for keeping records and writing reports.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Boundaries & Good Practice