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Witness Skills for Healthcare

Are you confident to give evidence in a legal forum if required to do so?

9:30am - 4:30pm
1 Day
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About this course

Giving evidence can be a daunting, lonely and intimidating experience for a witness. A poor performance in the witness box can undermine a witness’ confidence, affect the credibility of their evidence and be detrimental to their case. This one day course is relevant for all health and social care professionals who may give evidence in any legal fora including:

- Inquests,
- Court Cases,
- Fitness to Practise Hearings,
- Employment Cases.

Course Syllabus

Key Learning Points

  • Understand how the adversarial / inquisitorial processes work,
  • Consider the procedures, order of events and roles of those involved,
  • How to prepare for giving evidence,
  • Take the Oath/Affirmation with confidence,
  • Understand how to make appropriate use of supporting evidence, records and reports,
  • Techniques lawyers use in cross-examination and how to handle them,
  • How to give clear, honest and objective testimony.

Who should attend

All medical, health or social care professionals who may be called to give evidence in a legal forum as part of their role.

Available Dates

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18/09/2024 09:30 - 16:30

Zoom Online €395.00 8

Midwife, Health Sector

The content was extremely interesting, it kept me engaged the whole day.

I never lost concentration. Great job!


Clinical skills facilitator, Health Sector

Comprehensive and concise written workbook with salient points illustrated within and also discussed on the day.

Both trainers were excellent in delivering the training and the pace of training was perfectly adjudged.

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Meet the trainer – Susie Shine

Solicitor and Director of Training

Susie Shine is a solicitor, and Director of Training with La Touche Training. Susie has been working with La Touche Training since 2008 and has overall responsibility for design, development,...

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Witness Skills for Inquests and Fitness to Practise Hearings