Medical records seminar accredited by SRA

SRA accreditation

Our seminar Interpretation of medical records for solicitors – an introduction’ was recently assessed by the SRA and Clinco awarded accreditation as an external CPD provider. The seminar is intended to give less experienced  solicitors and paralegals more confidence in engaging with the medical evidence, but we have had excellent feedback up to partner level.  The SRA assessment commented that it:

 “provides an excellent introduction to reading and understanding medical records and will be very relevant and helpful for anyone whose practice relates to PI and clinical negligence work.”

There’s more about our training here.

SRA accreditation - Clinco's training course “provides an excellent introduction to reading and understanding medical records and will be very relevant and helpful for anyone whose practice relates to PI and clinical negligence work.”

CPD training

Members of the profession reading this will know that they no longer need to undertake CPD training from an accredited training provider, but we wanted our training to be assessed whilst the accreditation process was still available – to show that we meet the benchmark.  We present this seminar at your offices free of charge (while slots last) to firms who feel their staff may benefit – all part of our wider aims to innovate, offer more and go further in the field of medical evidence organisation and interpretation.  If you would like to make a booking please email sarahwallace@clinco.co.uk.

Sarah Wallace

0845 835 0195

CPD changes start to take effect – no need to use an SRA accredited external CPD provider…is this a good thing?

SRA accredited external CPD provider – a new approach

The SRA’s new relaxed approach to CPD leaves firms and individual solicitors with a decision to make on CPD policy.  Effectively, it’s ‘hands off’ by the SRA with effect from 1 April 2015, for firms who opt in to the ‘new approach’ early.  The remaining requirement – that solicitors consider their learning and development needs and take appropriate steps to address them, so as to ensure a proper standard of service –  is open to wide interpretation.  The dangers of such a non-specific obligation based on subjective assessment have been aired in consultation and it remains to be seen whether these materialise. 

It will be interesting to see how firms and individuals adapt to the ‘new approach’, how many choose to opt in early and whether this will turn out to be a more effective way of developing professionally and providing a better service to the client.

Clinco has been awarded SRA accreditation as an external CPD provider in the interpretation of medical evidence. To find out more about how we can help with training please click HERE.