Principles of good record-keeping, across electronic records, shared records and short forms.
Physiotherapy staff have a professional and legal obligation to keep an accurate record of their interaction with patients.
Short forms in clinical practice save time when making entries to patient records, to be developed and later written up in full.
It is becoming more common for a group of different professionals involved in the delivery of patient care to input into one shared or unified record.
Across healthcare there is a need for a much more efficient and transparent means of recording, transmitting and accessing reliable clinical information.
Registered AHPs remain accountable for the record-keeping entries made by students and support workers.