Submitting a written statement: what you need to know
The RCN’s quick reference guide will help you to avoid the common pitfalls
There are many occasions during a nurse’s career when they may be requested to provide a written statement.
This could be for an inquest, as a witness to an incident involving a patient or colleague, for staff under investigation for an adverse incident, to raise concerns and, rarely, a police statement in criminal proceedings.
Guidance on written statements now availableRoz Hooper. Picture: John Houlihan
Being asked to produce a written account can be a daunting prospect for a nurse who is uncertain of how to go about it.
Getting a statement right
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