Effective Record Keeping and Report writing

La Touche Legal Training for Healthcare

Venue ONLINE
Member Price €195.00
Non-Member Price €295.00
Event Date 26 Apr 2024
Time 09:30 - 4:00
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This one-day intensive training programme will equip delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills to create clinical records and reports that adhere to best practice standards, that comply with GDPR requirements and that will stand up to legal scrutiny.

An intensive and highly practical training day, delivered by qualified lawyers. This course will focus firstly on analysing why clinical records are kept and best practice standards in maintenance of good records in compliance with GDPR requirements. It will then look at where 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 attendees in understanding what is required from reports.

This course also 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 considers the type and format of reports. Organisations may submit sample reports from a fictional or completed case in advance of the training. The trainer will review these reports and give feedback to attendees on the day.

Key Learning Points:

  • The importance of good record keeping
  • Understand the function of their records
  • Understand the function of records and GDPR requirements, . 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.

Alex Nichol Solicitor, BCL, LLM, Dip Corp. Alex Nichol, is a solicitor, and Programme Devleoper and Trainer with La Touche Training since August 2023. Alex studied law at UCD, where he completed a BCL degree in Law, followed by a Masters in European Law.

Alex qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and worked for several years in general practice. Since 2008 Alex has focused on legal education and training, completing a Certificate in Adult Education in Waterford Institute of Technology before taking up a role as external trainer and tutor with the Law Society of Ireland.

Alex spent 15 years training across the Law Society’s professional practice courses, where he trained trainee solicitors in everything from conveyancing, probate and taxation to “soft skills” such as interviewing and advising, client care, negotiations, record keeping, ethics and professional regulation. Alex has also provided academic consultancy to the Law Society, assisting in redeveloping their applied and advanced Land Law and Landlord and Tenant modules in 2022 and redrafting their teaching and examination materials. Alex is also an external examiner for the Law Society. In addition to his work at the Law Society, Alex has also lectured at third level, where he taught legal subjects to law and non-law students alike. Alex is passionate about continuous learning and expanding his skillset.

In recent years he completed a Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance, and a Certificate in Commercial Contracts. Alex believes in a practical, problem-solving approach to training, believing it should be the goal of a trainer to distil complex legal concepts into every day, relatable and understandable teaching that non lawyers can digest. Alex trains across La Touche Training’s courses, with particular focus on courses offered to the Government and Commercial sectors.

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