How to Improve Accuracy and Attention to Detail

Understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work

27 Feb 2020

GBP 599
EUR 839
USD 934

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Course overview

Organisations are full of detailed tasks that require close attention and accuracy, from management of employees and report writing to using software systems and auditing. Carrying out complex tasks within fast-paced and often highly regulated organisations can make it challenging to maintain accuracy and close attention to detail, but failure to do so can be costly and detrimental to the quality of your work.

This course will help you improve your overall attention to detail and accuracy by using some essential planning and attention-improving techniques. The programme is highly participative, combining the presentation of theory with sharing experiences and individual and group exercises.

Key benefits of attending:

  • Learn techniques to improve accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-day work
  • Understand the psychology of attention and accuracy
  • Learn how to improve attention span and accuracy
  • Discuss how to improve focus and concentration and improve performance

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This meeting runs back-to-back with Personal Impact Using Emotional Intelligence and there is a further £100/€140 discount when booked together.

To register on both events click HERE

To find out more call Customer Services on +44 (0)20 7749 4730 or e-mail


Improving accuracy and attention

  • Understanding the impact of making mistakes and errors
  • Discussion of common errors and what influences the likelihood of errors occurring
  • Root cause factors that influence our ability to pay attention
  • Sharing of examples of common errors and techniques to help stay focused

Brief overview of the psychology of attention

  • Review the different theories of attention to maximise your focus
    - The capacity theory
    - The mental bottleneck (filter) theory
    - Selective attention
  • Analyse the personality traits and styles which influence how we work and the type of mistakes we make
  • The multi-tasking myth
  • Diagnostic for assessing attention to detail

Techniques, tips and tools to help reduce errors in working

  • Discuss and practise techniques to improve accuracy and reduce errors
  • Improving proof reading and errors transcribing and checking numbers
  • How to develop a range of skills and approaches to improve accuracy levels – maximise your performance and concentration
  • Exercises to improve attention fitness – practise improving attention span using brain games/training

Action planning

  • Identification of your personal areas of strength and areas for improvement following the course
  • How you will apply these in the workplace


Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc,PhD, is a Pharmaceutical QA and Training Consultant, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research, School of Pharmacy at the University of Cardiff. She has more than 20 years’ experience of quality assurance in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GSKs Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has a particular expertise in quality assurance including risked based approaches to quality systems, data Integrity and project management in the pharmaceutical industry. She regularly writes on pharmaceutical regulatory issues including “The Planning of International Drug Development”, in the Clinical Research Manual, Euromed and the “Impact of Brexit”, RQA Journal 2017.

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27 Feb 2020
27 Feb 2020 Rembrandt Hotel, London GBP 599.00
EUR 839.00
USD 934.00
+ VAT @ 20.00%
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Great speaker

Melissa Pollard, In-house Events Coordinator , Falconbury Ltd

Friendly and keen to have exchanges with attendees. A good course, though with a little too much material.

Dougal Gemmell, Director, European Patent Office

Really enjoyed the course. Very informative and interesting.

Marissa Ashfield, Pharmacovigilance - AO, Veterinary Medicines Directorate

I thought the course was very good. I thought the small number of participants worked really well, as we got to know each other and share ideas without being self conscious. A lot was covered, and I took away some really useful tips.

Kitty Parsonson, ‎Learning and Development Assistant, University of Kent

I thought the course was detailed and engaging. Laura was a great speaker and delivered the course in a very inclusive and interactive manner.

Nasrin Krury, Executive Assistant, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)