Honing Report Writing Skills Workshop

Hand writing with pen in notebook

Dates: 7th November 2019

Locations: Finchampstead, Berkshire

Price: £195 (+VAT)

Discounts available to membership organisations, please contact Alice on 07500705235 or admin@eoph.co.uk for further information

It is essential that occupational health practitioners develop the skills for writing concise, unambiguous and actionable reports.

Suitable for all professional groups who undertake report writing, this workshop will enable you to deliver first-class reports every time.

Dr Nikki Cordell will examine the important principles of a well-written report, including tone and sentence construction, reporting employee and clinical opinion as well as sharing useful audit tools for reports and supporting clinical notes.

Effective reports must meet the needs of all parties whilst fulfilling legal responsibilities. A comprehensive understanding of the legal framework is expertly facilitated by employment lawyer, Mark Landon.

He will also explain the disability provisions of the Equality Act.

Course Overview

8:30 - 09:00 – Arrival and registration
9:00 - 10:30 – Session 1 – With Dr Nikki Cordell
- What makes a First-class Occupational Health Report?
- The Customer’s Perspective – the Concept of Value
- The Occupational Health Professional’s Perspective
10:30 - 10:45 – Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15 – Session 2 – With Mark Landon
- Disability Provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in the context of Report Writing
12:15 – 12:45 - Lunch
12:45 – 14:15 – Session 3 – With Nikki Cordell
- Consent and Confidentiality and General Data - Protection Regulation
- The Role of Quality Assurance and Improvement
14:15 – 14:30 – Coffee Break
14:30 – 16:00 – Session 4 – With Dr Nikki Cordell
- Introducing Effective Challenge and Managing a Difficult Conversation
- Writing a Controversial Report

Previous Delegate Feedback

‘Gave ample opportunity for feedback and discussion within the group’

‘Very informative and good delivery that kept it interesting’

‘The discussion regarding the Equality Act and transactional analysis helpful and captivating’

Facilitator: Nikki Cordell


My career in health and wellbeing arena has covered both private and public sector organisations. Over the last 30 Years, I have Held Roles in sales and marketing, contract management and spent 20 years as the Managing Director of a leading UK EAP and wellbeing company. I am a qualified coach and mentor, have published numerous articles on workplace health and wellbeing in addition to speaking at conferences and events.

Everyone has the ability to embrace change and to achieve their potential, I believe in empowering leaders and managers with training, tools and techniques to take care of their employees mental and physical wellbeing at work.

My role with EOPH
I am the Managing Director of EOPH and oversee the strategic direction of the blended learning packages under development. I regularly obtain feedback from clinicians working in occupational health to ensure the development of new learning meets the needs of our target audience. I regularly train in my specialist areas which include risk management, report writing and leadership.

Co-Facilitator: Mark Landon


I am an Employment law specialist with over 30 years of experience in both private practice and as an in-house lawyer. I am currently an Employment Partner and the national Head of Training at Weightmans LLP Solicitors, a top 50 national law firm with a large healthcare practice. Previously I was an in-house lawyer with Royal Mail Group plc for 10 years, during which time I took a lead role in disability issues as well as the management of sickness absence, performance and capability.

I provide guidance on a variety of disability issues to a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors, from Board level to front line managers and staff. I lecture regularly to a variety of organisations, including the Royal Society for Public Health on disability and short and long-term sickness absence issues and advise the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

My Role with EOPH
I work alongside the EOPH team to develop and deliver face to face training and online learning resources on employment law, relevant to professionals in occupational health.