Resolving Verbal Complaints
From informative presentations, thought-provoking case studies and reports that shape your practice, through to insightful group activities and interesting videos; take one day out to develop a comprehensive procedure to resolve complaints with effective conversations.
One past attendee said “All professionals working in the NHS should learn the skills to manage complaints” and another described the day as “very helpful & useful. Great to learn lots and share experiences that are real.” This worthwhile course not only provides a ‘hands on’ approach to participation, but also excellent course material to take back to your trust.
Not only will you have the opportunity to share your own examples and learn lessons on how you handled your complaints, you will also be able to ‘re-write the story’ of some of the most publicised badly handled complaints in recent times. In addition to this, you will improve your understanding of:
- The importance of complaint resolution
- How to set up a local resolution meeting
- Developing a communication toolkit to engage with the complainant
- Executing meaningful apologies and empathising with patients
“All professionals working in the NHS should learn the skills to manage complaints”. Attention all Patient Advice and Complaints Teams, Patient Advice and Liaison Services, Clinical Directors, Service Managers and Lead Nurses: whether you are new to your role or want to refresh and update your practice, attendance at this day is crucial.
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This workshop follows on from the success of Effective Complaints Handling (Feb 2016) and Resolving Complaints with Effective Conversations (Sept 2017). Both events were extremely well received and described as “Very useful information and tips on managing complaints”, “Very interesting, gave me good ideas of how I can improve when dealing with complaints” and “One of the best I’ve been to for a while. Very interesting and informative”.
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Your workshop leader: Cathe Gaskell, Healthcare Consultant, The Result Company, previously described as an “Excellent – engaging speaker, informative and thought provoking”. Cathe has also been recently selected to be a judge at the 2018 Complaints Handling Awards.
|The importance of complaint resolution: improving the patient experience|
Why is it important to resolve complaints early rather than delaying them?
Stopping a complaint at source: best practice of verbal complaint resolution
Considering the impact and effects of protracted complaints handling
|Developing the tools to improve conversations with verbal complainants|
Making your conversation count: a closer look at impact versus intent
Conducting conversations: techniques to initiate, manage and close conversations
Changing the outcome of a conversation: moving from a complaint towards an opportunity
Embracing a different mindset: empathy versus sympathy
|How to set up a local resolution meeting (LRM) based on best practice guidelines|
Developing local resolution meetings: who to involve and when
How to structure, record and evaluate a LRM based on guidelines provided by NHS England
When to review a complaint: verbally at source versus a local resolution meeting
Using LRM to improve CQC outcomes: driving forward patient-centred care
|Practical session: Using past complaints to test your skills and put your new ideas into practice|
A hands-on exploration of real life complaints to identifying what went wrong
Challenging yourself to ‘re-write the story’ of a badly handled complaint
|Executing meaningful apologies: improving conversations and building rapport|
Developing a new apology process: changing and reviewing the system
How to deliver verbal apologies that are effective and timely: practicing the 3 R’s
Removing bad habits: moving to a new improved way of thinking
Gain expert insight from your workshop leader, Catherine Gaskell, described as an “Excellent – engaging speaker, informative and thought provoking”. Cathe manages verbal complaints on the frontline and is passionate about improving the patient experience.
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- NHS or Public Sector for one place £399 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for two or three places (each) £299 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for four places (each) £279 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation for one place £699 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation two or three places (each) £599 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation four or more places (each) £579 + VAT
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