Courtroom Skills for Healthcare Professionals

Courtroom Skills for Healthcare Professionals

In today’s world, healthcare professionals make frequent appearances, whether as a professional or an expert witness, before various courts and tribunals. Doctors, nurses, dentists, and all of those others involved in the delivery of clinical healthcare can find themselves testifying in both the criminal and civil courts, as well as regulatory tribunals and misconduct hearings. The courtroom can be an intimidating environment especially for those who have little experience. Hence, familiarisation training  is an essential step for those unfamiliar with giving evidence.

How Can Courtroom Skills Training Help You?

The Courtroom Skills training course prepares you for giving evidence as a witness. It is an intensive, highly practical and experiential form of giving evidence training, designed especially for healthcare professionals.  It can also  be adapted to meet the needs of particular organisations or individuals. The course is helpful to those individuals who need to give  evidence either as a professional witness, expert witness or both, in court or at a tribunal hearing.

You will learn how to prepare to give evidence, and to make the right impression from the start . You will understand the importance of being familiar with the evidence to be presented and how to explain and justify investigative decisions or expert opinions under cross-examination.

Courtroom Skills

The Courtroom Skills training course can be delivered at your own premises, on a date of your choosing and for up to 12 delegates.

The cost of a one day course is £1750+vat

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Essential Two Day CDAO training

The two day course is essential for those new to the role and covers,

  • Why we are here, and covers the background to the legislation and legislation updates.
  • Introducing practical tips for performing the role and covers advice and information about who is there to support you.
  • Corporate governance and the use of Standard Operating Procedures – these are issues that would be scrutinised during a Care Quality Commission inspection.

One of the roles of a Controlled Drug Accountable Officer is to investigate or to oversee investigations conducted on their behalf. A question to ask yourself is, if an incident arose, would my investigations at present stand up to the detailed scrutiny which would ultimately happen?

The investigations training incorporated into the course will give you a working knowledge of the relevant legislation which you can then apply to all of your investigations, giving you confidence in the knowledge that you could withstand scrutiny at any level.

  • As the course progresses the role is brought to life through the use of a scenario, which gradually builds and informs group discussions.
  • Real life case studies will be discussed and attendees will learn from each other’s experiences./li>

Note – Certificates of attendance are provided to all delegates who complete the 2 Day Controlled Drug Accountable Officer course which can then be used as evidence of 12 hours of CPD for appraisal and re validation purposes.

Online Interactive CDAO Refresher Training

The CDAO Refresher brings AO’s up to date with recent developments. This interactive refresher course consists of several units which provide protected time for internet research and reading activities together with e-learning modules and regular knowledge checks to ensure your understanding.

Certificates of attendance are provided to all delegates which can be used as evidence of CPD for appraisal and revalidation purposes.

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Healthcare Courtroom Skills Training

Thank you, the session was very well received. All the delegates enjoyed the day and were grateful for the insights....
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