The purpose of this document is to summarise the evidence and share good practice on effective handover of teams because there is emerging evidence that patient handover is often a weak link in the delivery of care. In addition, there is no published method that forms the gold standard and there is large variation in practice.
This Good Practice Paper was developed prior to the emergence of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
This is the first edition of this paper.
Please note that the Patient Safety Committee regularly assesses the need to update. Further information on this review is available on request.
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