Key Skills 3: Clinical Record Keeping
Key Skills 3: Clinical Record Keeping

Development Outcome: D

Secondary Development Outcome: B

1.0 h

1.0 Credits


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Course Description


This programme aims to help the learner to demonstrate their understanding and implementation of current good practice guidelines for keeping full, accurate, contemporaneous and legible clinical records.

Learning content

This programme will help the learner to understand and implement current good practice guidelines for keeping clinical records. 


To be able to show how clinical records are kept in the practice, including:

  • Records of all diagnostic information
  • Records of all treatment detail
  • Understanding of NHS regulations and paperwork
  • Ability to write effective referral letters
  • Awareness of and ability to comply with record-keeping guidelines

Development Outcome: D

Development Outcome: B


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The FGDP(UK) and Healthcare Learning: Smile-on would like to thank the following individuals for their contribution to the production of this module:

  • Patricia Langley BDS
  • Andrew Hadden BDS, MPhil, MGDS FDS RCPS(Glas), FFGDP(UK),
  • Cert Ment, Cert App Dent RCS(Eng).
  • Lawrence Mudford BDS, MSc, MGDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP(UK).
  • Robert Morgan BDS, LDS RCS(Edin), MFGDP(UK), FFGDP[UK](Hon).
  • Philip Moo BDSc (Qld), MFGDP(UK), FFGDP(UK).

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