Governance and leadershhip for effective handoer

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 maximise the effectiveness of clinical handover policies, procedures and/or protocols

6.1.3 Tools and guides are periodically reviewed

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 whilst maintaining continuity of patient care organising relevant workforce members to participate being aware of the clinical context and patient needs participating in effective handover resulting in transfer of responsibility and accountability for care

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

6.3.2 (D) Local processes for clinical handover are reviewed in collaboration with clinicians, patients and carers

6.3.3 Action is taken to increase the effectiveness of clinical handover

6.3.4 The actions taken and the outcome of local clinical handover reviews are reported to the executive level of governance

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

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

Patient and carer involvment in clinical handover

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

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