Evaluating handover practice in an acute NHS trust
William Gage Lead nurse, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
Good nursing handover is central to the delivery of high-quality care. However, there are no national tools available to audit and benchmark practice standards in this area. Following a review of the literature, evidence-based best practice standards were identified and used by the author to audit nursing handover in one acute NHS trust in the UK. Results of the audit were used to assure quality of care and identify areas for improvement.
Nursing Standard. 27, 48,43-50. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.07.27.48.43.e7753
Received: 28 March 2013
Accepted: 10 May 2013
Published in print: 31 July 2013Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review