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Risk Management Workshops

MPS workshops are focused on providing advice and practical tools and tips to help you deliver improved patient care

Medical Records for General Practitioners

Poor record keeping is a major factor in litigation cases brought against healthcare professionals.

This new workshop will provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of medical records and aims to enhance your skills in making and keeping quality medical records.

Good medical records, whether electronic or handwritten, are essential for the continuity of care of your patients. They should be comprehensive enough to allow a colleague to carry on where you left off.

The medical records you keep provide a window on the clinical judgement being exercised at the time. Therefore, not only are good medical records essential for continuity of patient care they are also a vital factor if you face a complaint.

Excellent workshop, lots to think about and put into practice. A realistic, practical approach to record keeping.

Suitable for

General Practitioners


Three hour workshop comprising short lectures, reflective exercise, small group-facilitated discussions and group activities and rehearsal of skills


Available to members only and free as a benefit of membership.


This workshop is accredited by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

By attending this workshop you will:
  • build your knowledge of the principles of good record keeping
  • have an appreciation of some of the regulatory, contractual and legal requirements regarding record keeping
  • gain an understanding of how to make good clinical entries
  • learn specific tools and techniques to improve the making and keeping of medical records
  • develop the skills to assess the quality of your own record keeping.
Medical Protection communication skills workshops

This workshop can be delivered in house for practices with a minimum of 15 doctors. If you are interested in commissioning this workshop for your organisation, please contact MPS Education Services for more information and costs.