Tutorial: Plain English Course

Category: Tutorial Dates - Other

Date: August 14th 2019 9:30am until 4:30pm

Location: Training room 3 Post Graduate Academy Musgrove Park Hospital Parkfield Dr, Taunton TA1 5DA

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These tutorials are open to Public Health Specialty Registrars on the South West Public Health Training Programme only.

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Plain English

Public Health Tutorial


Venue: Musgrove Park Hospital

Date: 14/08/19

Time: 9:30 - 1630







Welcome and introduction to the course



-          Is the information as clear as possible?

-          Is the style appropriate for the audience?





Business meeting and update from programme team

-          Maggie Rae, Diane Lloyd and Gemma Cooke


Lunch (not provided)



-          Shortening sentences

-          Suggestions for clear writing

-          Being active about passives





-          Righting some writing wrongs

-          Revealing hidden verbs

-          Using lists

-          Setting out and organising good documents and letters

-          Planning and drafting a “complete letter”






Course delivered by Janetta Murrie, In house training

(inhouse training inhousetraining@plainenglish.co.uk, Janetta Murrie janetta@me.com)


Training objectives

The course is designed to give delegates the skills and awareness they need to:

  • recognise some of the traps a writer can fall into;
  • understand the features of a plain English style;
  • understand the importance of plain English in caring for customers;
  • realise how important writing style is in projecting a professional image of themselves and their organisation;
  • avoid wasting time and money by getting their message across first time; and
  • use a style and tone appropriate for the intended audience.



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