Supporting Accreditation

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

Standard 6 - Clinical Handover

Clinical Handover

CEC Resources

  • In Safe Hands - Link
  • Partnering with Patients - Link
  • Clinical Practice Improvement - Link

NSW Health policies and guidelines are available from the NSW Health website - Link


Relevant policies and guidelines include:

  • Clinical Handover - Standard Key Principles PD2009_060
  • Term Changeover - Ensuring an effective handover of patient care, GL2008_015
  • Retrieval Handover (Adults), PD2012_019
  • Medical Discharge Referral Reporting Standard (MDRRS), GL2006_015
  • Critical Care Tertiary Referral Networks & Transfer of Care (Adults), PD2010_021
  • Transfer of Care from Mental Health Inpatient Services, PD2012_060
  • Using Resuscitation Plans in End of Life Decisions, PD2014_030
  • Inter-facility Transfer Process for Adults Requiring Specialist Care, PD2011_031
  • Critical Care Tertiary Referral Networks & Transfer of Care (Adults), PD2010_021
  • Inter-facility Transfer Process for Adults Requiring Specialist Care, PD2011_031
  • Care Coordination: Planning from Admission to Transfer of Care in NSW Public Hospitals, PD2011_015
  • Children and Adolescents - Inter-Facility Transfers, PD2010_031
  • Critical Care Tertiary Referral Networks (Perinatal), PD2010_069

NSW Health information bulletins

  • ACI - Clinical Handover - Link
  • Clinical Handover education - Link

Other

  • ACSQHC - EDS Self-Evaluation Toolkit June 2011, ACSQHC - Link