Communications Skills series

14th November - 14th November
3 half days (9.30 am -1.00 pm)

Three half-day modules (registration now closed)

  • Module 1: 19/09/23 (9.30 – 1.00 p.m.)
  • Module 2: 17/10/23 (9.30 – 1.00 p.m.)
  • Module 3: 14/11/23 (9.30 – 1.00 p.m.)

Communication skills series

Analysis doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We want the results of our work to have an impact – to support good decisions to enable organisations to improve the services they deliver, and the outcomes for patients. To achieve this, it’s vital that we have the ability to get our messages across to different audiences. Yet tasked with ‘communication’, many of us don’t know where to start!

This series of three short courses will help you to write clearly, structure your work better, plan the communication of projects right from the start, and feel more confident about giving presentations. You can register for all three courses or you can just register for the ones you are most interested in. The Clear Writing module is a good foundation for the others but not essential.


The courses are free and available to all those working in health and care in the Midlands , e.g. NHS, Public Health, Local Authority, ICSs, ICBs etc

Suitable for:

  • Analysts who are new to the environment and would like writing and planning support
  • More experienced analysts who want to refresh their knowledge, be given helpful pointers, or take time out to reflect on another aspect of work.

Your trainers: Campus PR

Campus PR is an agency specialising in expert communications and public relations services to leaders in higher education and research. We help our clients reach specific target audiences and stakeholders; to deliver new partnerships and funding opportunities; and to raise their media profile.

Based in Leeds and London, our senior consultants all have backgrounds in PR, journalism, and copywriting, and have worked for and with organisations in healthcare, higher education and the public sector.

The course has three modules available and will take place online.

Dates available:

    • Module 1: Clear writing
      • Tuesday 19th September 2023 (9.30 – 1.00 p.m.) – Registration closed
    • Module 2: Comms planning
      • Tuesday 17th October 2023 (9.30 – 1.00 p.m.) – Registration closed
    • Module 3: Presenting your findings
      • Tuesday 14th November 2023 (9.30 – 1.00 p.m.) – Registration closed


  • The courses are each half a day. (3.5 hours) 9.30 am -1.00 pm

Please see below for details of sessions

Module 1 - Clear writing

Dates available: 

  • Tuesday 19th September 2023 (9.30 am -1.00 pm)

Duration: 3.5 hours – half a day

Get your messages across, first time. How to find the heart of the story and structure your pieces. Rules of clear writing: using simpler and shorter sentences; avoiding jargon; communicating with a non-specialist audience. Includes real life examples of what not to do and touches briefly on visuals.

Module 2 - Comms planning

Dates available: 

  • Tuesday 17th October 2023 (9.30 am -1.00 pm)

Duration: 3.5 hours – half a day

Plan your project from the start to make an impact. This training module includes strategic planning, identifying and prioritising your audiences, and choosing the right communications channels (including meetings, webinars, blogs, conferences, media outreach and social media). How to shape projects, find milestones to communicate information about what you are doing, and ultimately promote your work to the right people.

Module 3 - Presenting your findings

Dates available:

  • Tuesday 14th November 2022 (9.30 am -1.00 pm)

Duration: 3.5 hours – half a day

Creating valuable and engaging presentations that resonate with your audience and get your messages across. How to pull out key messages from your work, and make sure they are understandable – and actionable – by the audiences you want to reach. Structure and presentation, engaging with decision makers, calling for ‘next steps’ and following up. This will touch on speaking skills and physical aspects of presenting to an audience including pace, tone and language.

For more information about this course, please contact:

Training & Development Operational Lead, Rachel Caswell