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Masterclass: Giving Evidence at Coroner's Court

Training dates throughout the year:

Wednesday 8 Dec 2021
Hallam Conference Centre, London
Hallam Conference Centre, London
Monday 13 Dec 2021
VIRTUAL, Online
VIRTUAL, Online

This is a course for all healthcare staff who may have to give evidence at a coroner’s inquest, plus those who need to support them in such circumstances (including Heads of Clinical Service, Clinical Directors, Matrons, Clinical Governance Managers, and Patient Safety leads). This one-day course is designed to provide delegates with the key skills and knowledge required to be a confident and capable witness at a coroner’s inquest, or to support colleagues who are required to do so.

The course will cover topics such as the role of the coroner, the purpose of an inquest, how to prepare witness statements, how to prepare for the inquest hearing itself, and how to give factual witness evidence in court. The emphasis will be on practical understanding, aided by exercises in statement writing and giving evidence, delivered in a safe and supportive environment. Reports in recent years (CQC, NHS Improvement, NHS Resolution) have repeatedly called for additional support for staff involved in serious incidents, which may often include involvement in coronial processes. This course provides such support in an interactive setting, with ample opportunities for questions and practical learning.
 

“Being involved in an inquest creates understandable anxiety. It can be an unpleasant experience, for both witnesses and family. It is reassuring to know that most witnesses feel that their anxiety was overstated when looked at after the event.”

Health Education England


Key Learning Points

  • Understanding the role of the Coroner
  • What is a Coroner’s inquest?
  • How to provide a good witness statement
  • Preparing yourself/your staff for an inquest
  • How an inquest works in practice
  • Giving effective evidence in court,
  • Inquest conclusions, PFD reports, and links with Serious Incident investigations

Facilitated by

Mike O'Connell

Legal Services Practitioner

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Enquire
Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Getting to the Venue

Location
Situated in the West End, adjacent to the BBC and the Langham hotel
By rail:
Marylebone, Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras Stations are all within 10 minutes taxi rides or alternatively 15 minutes by Underground. Paddington Station (which has a direct link to Heathrow every 15 minutes) is 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes in a taxi
By road:
There is on-street parking nearby, see: Parking in Westminster for more information. The nearest NCP car park is at 6-7 Weymouth Mews. Please note that this venue is within the Congestion Charge zone.
Venue Map

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector

£349.00

(£418.80)

Voluntary sector & charities

£349.00

(£418.80)

Commercial organisations

£549.00

(£658.80)

(Prices in brackets include VAT)

Discounts

Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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