Standard 6 - Audit Report

Criterion 1 - Governance and leadership for effective clinical handover

6.1.1 - Clinical handover policies, procedures and/or protocols are used by the workforce and regularly monitored

6.1.2 Action is taken to maximize the effectiveness of clinical handover policies, procedures and/or protocols

6.1.3 Tools and guides are periodically reviewed

Criterion 2 - Clinical handover processes

6.2.1 The workforce has access to documented structured processes for clinical handover that include:
• preparing for handover, including setting the location and time while maintaining continuity of patient care
• organizing relevant workforce members to participate
• being aware of the clinical context and patient needs
• participating in effective clinical handover resulting in transfer of responsibility and accountability for care (Developmental)

6.3.1 Regular evaluation and monitoring processes for clinical handover are in place (Developmental)

6.3.2 Local processes for clinical handover are reviewed in collaboration with clinicians, patients and carers (Not applicable for Dental Practices)

6.3.3 Action is taken to increase the effectiveness of clinical handover (Developmental)

6.3.4 The actions taken and the outcomes of local clinical handover reviews are reported to the executive level of governance (Developmental)

6.4.1 Regular reporting, investigating and monitoring of clinical handover incidents is in place (Developmental)

6.4.2 Action is taken to reduce the risk of adverse clinical handover incidents (Developmental)

Criterion 3 - Patient and carer involvement in clinical handover

6.5.1 Mechanisms to involve a patient and, where relevant, their carer in clinical handover are in use (Developmental)

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