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Top tips for writing a consultation letter

Top tips for writing a consultation letter
Top tips for writing a consultation letter
Writing skills are an important part of everyday practice, for all grades of practitioners, if we are able to promote good communications to both patients and colleagues. Patient referral letters and their corresponding replies are an important aspect of daily patient care - frequently drafted and sent, but rarely is much attention paid to the quality or skills required to create them. As a student myself, I can remember the frustration, difficulty and time spent replying to referral letters. Despite the need for clear and effective communication few health care professionals receive any formal training or education in this aspect of patient care. This brief article gives some tips which may help those frequently involved in writing referral or response letters.
medical health communication
1477-3368
56-57
Bristow, Ivan R.
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Bristow, Ivan R.
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Bristow, Ivan R. (2009) Top tips for writing a consultation letter. Dermatological Nursing, 8 (1), 56-57.

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Writing skills are an important part of everyday practice, for all grades of practitioners, if we are able to promote good communications to both patients and colleagues. Patient referral letters and their corresponding replies are an important aspect of daily patient care - frequently drafted and sent, but rarely is much attention paid to the quality or skills required to create them. As a student myself, I can remember the frustration, difficulty and time spent replying to referral letters. Despite the need for clear and effective communication few health care professionals receive any formal training or education in this aspect of patient care. This brief article gives some tips which may help those frequently involved in writing referral or response letters.

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Published date: March 2009
Keywords: medical health communication

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Local EPrints ID: 65695
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65695
ISSN: 1477-3368
PURE UUID: 0eda1ff2-3da5-41ae-841b-738f053bd665

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:32

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Author: Ivan R. Bristow

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