• DPU National Standard 6 - Clinical Handover

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  • Conducted by Marrianne Beaty (DHSV Oral Health National Standards Advisor)

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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:<br>• preparing for handover, including setting the location and time while maintaining continuity of patient care <br>• organizing relevant workforce members to participate<br>• being aware of the clinical context and patient needs<br>• 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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