Our sell-out, CPD accredited, writing health information training will help you to write in plain language, help you to involve users in resource development, show you how to source reliable evidence and communicate risk effectively.
There is sometimes an assumption that writing health information is easy. However, we know that it requires skill and a professional approach.
At the end of the workshop attendees will:
- Be able to write in plain language and receive personal feedback on a piece of writing
- Have learned more about readability techniques
- Understand word economy
- Know how to use the active voice
- Be able to use headlines, sub-headings, intros and quotes effectively
- Gain insight into writing for different mediums – print/web, mobile/desktop
- Understand a range of user involvement techniques, including recruiting users and user testing
- Have developed interview skills
- Have learned how to source reliable evidence
- Understand the use of absolute vs relative risk
- Appreciate the role graphics play in risk communication
This workshop is ideal for anyone starting out in health information and for those wishing to improve and refresh their skills.
The workshop will be delivered via Zoom and will be held over three consecutive mornings, with a maximum of 25 delegates.
A detailed agenda will be released prior to the workshop. The workshop includes pre-course work, practical exercises, group work and individual feedback from tutors.
Mon 5 February 2024; 9.30am-1.00pm
Writing in plain language & structuring your information
Tue 6 February 2024; 9.30am-1.00pm
Interviewing skills and involving users
Wed 7 February 2024; 9.30am-1.00pm
Working with evidence and risk communication