Record Keeping & Report Writing
This training course aims to enhance the skills and knowledge necessary in effective record keeping and formal report writing. It will consider why keeping records is important for organisations and it will also explore different skills on how they should be written and kept. Relevant legislation will also be covered, including Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations principles.
Throughout the day, the delegates will have the opportunity to consider and practice a range of forms of record keeping relevant to social care, including risk assessment, incident and accident forms, Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans, Mental Capacity Act assessments, and person-centred plans. Delegates will finally be encouraged to consider their own strengths in written recording and ways to build on, and improve their skills.
This course aims to equip delegates with the skills to:
- Recognise the purpose of different types of written records
- Distinguish fact from opinion, description from analysis, confidentiality from secrecy
- Write records that are fit for their intended purpose
- Identify the implications of relevant legislation around record keeping and report writing
- Include customers so that their views are represented in their own records
- Write records that are accessible to customers, colleagues and other professionals
Methods of Delivery
The course is designed to be interactive, using practical and work-related examples. There will be a mix of individual, paired and group work, discussion and quiz, with some presentations from the trainer. In addition, there will be the opportunity to practice examples and give and receive peer-feedback in a supportive atmosphere, concluding with personal action planning.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Records and reports: purpose and importance
- Relevant legislation and best practice
- Customers' perspectives and customer involvement
- Distinguishing fact from opinion, description from analysis, confidentiality from secrecy
- Writing in an accessible style, using Plain English
- Personal Action Planning
Frontline staff in health and social care, who are responsible for keeping records and writing reports
There are no pre-training requirements for this course. However, you may find it useful to bring some samples of your own records and reports (anonymised) for consideration and supportive feedback during the course.
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
Effective Minute taking
Professional Boundaries, Best Practice and GDPR
Risk Assessment and Management