Not only does proper record keeping make a positive contribution to quality care provision, it prevents errors and provides evidencing where needed.

Increasing demands for more paperwork and better standards of written communication requires health and social care providers to teach their personnel how to make a record in the correct manner and how records are to be effectively and properly used and managed.

This course will genuinely benefit your record keeping by training people what to do and how to do it. Importantly, in a way that helps them understand why record keeping matters so that they are encouraged to put what they learn into practice.

Course Content

  1. The principles of good record keeping
  2. Knowing the use of records
  3. Making sure information is understandable
  4. Ensuring relevance
  5. Being clear and concise
  6. Facts
  7. Checking
  8. Accountability
  9. The worker’s role in record keeping
  10. Using records appropriately
  11. Working with reading/writing difficulties
  12. Developing good record keeping habits
  13. Making sure records are useful
  14. Legal requirements of records
  15. Access to records
  16. Confidentiality
  17. Different levels of recording
  18. Care plans
  19. Using black ink and why
  20. When to use red ink
  21. Open and closed records
  22. Dealing with mistakes correctly
  23. Proper recording styles