This training workshop is for anyone who wants to learn about writing health information.
On Tuesday 24 March 2020, the Patient Information Forum will be holding a training workshop for people who want to learn to write health information.
Numbers for this workshop are deliberately being kept low to maximise learning. There are only 30 places available, so please book early.
Delegate fees for the workshop are as follows:
- £250+VAT for PIF members (PIF members should login to the website to see the PIF member rate)
- £350+VAT for non-PIF members
09.30 – 10.00 Registration, refreshments and networking
10.00 – 10.20 Ice breaker
10.20 – 10.40 Feedback from task
10.40 – 11.45 Writing in plain English, word economy, readability and use of active voice
11.45 – 12.00 Refreshment break
12.00 – 1.00 Use of headlines and intros, using news tools for health information, writing for different mediums, importance of sub-heads
1.00 – 1.45 LUNCH
1.45 – 3.00 Interviewing skills, sign off and consent, using the patient voice – role of case studies and patient stories, involving users and user testing to check clarity, understanding and tone
3.00 – 3.15 Refreshment break
3.15 – 4.15 Working with evidence – reliable sources, hierarchies of evidence, risk communication, fact checking/referencing, working with medical advisors to ensure accuracy
4.15 – 4.30 Sum up and close