Identify who will be reading your work and keep them in mind as you write and think about what they need to know. Writing in plain English will help you get your information across more easily and in a friendly way. If you are writing for a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding application the people who will read your summary will be an interested audience, but are not necessarily specialists. Therefore write your summary with this audience in mind, for example at the same level as an article in a newspaper.
In summary these are:
When you have finished writing your summary read it through and remove any unecessary words for example:
The draft community engagement proposal that was received from the local hospital
We are currently in the process of preparing a public involvement strategy to be launched in May 2014
If you are designing a document keep the information clear and simple. Use headings to guide the reader through the text.