Board development programme: Effective report writing, September 2024

Date: 18 September 2024

Time: 09:30

Venue: Virtual event via Zoom

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Course overview

Effective reports ensure that the board and committees can hold informed discussions on key issues with clarity on the root causes of problems, and a shared understanding of the pros and cons of the various options being put forward as potential solutions. This enables boards and committees to make the most effective use of time, which is essential given the unprecedented challenges facing the NHS today. 

However, to quote Blaise Pascal, the 17th century French mathematician and scientist, what we frequently see are long, incoherent reports as report writers lack the time to prepare succinct papers. 

This practical training explores how you can improve the quality of your reports and the ultimate discussion and decision making that occurs at meetings. 

Who should attend?

All those faced with preparing committee and board papers including:

"Best training I have had since joining the NHS in 2013 - fantastic, thank you."

Leanne Hargreaves    Rostering Service Manager, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Course objectives

"This was an excellent day – brilliant facilitators with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thank you so much for such a high quality day, one of the best courses I have attended."


Virtual course format

This course is a full day event running in two sections across the day.

Section one: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Section two: 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Please note this is subject to change.

How to book

Module cost per delegate (ex VAT) - Member: £260, Non Member: £312

Module cost per delegate (incl. VAT) - Member: £312, Non Member: £374.40

You need to provide a purchase order number at booking to confirm your place on this course. Card payments are also accepted.

Follow the booking link at the top of this page and create an account if you have not already done so.

"Very Informative day. This was recommended to me and certainly worth joining. I’m sure this will help improve future report production and will be encouraging my colleagues to attend."


In-house training

This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation with in-house training and can be tailored to your requirements.

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