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Developing a guide to improve the quality of nurses’ handover

01 December 2006

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

This article considers the importance of handover as a means of communicating important patient information from one nursing shift to the next. It describes the...

Improved record-keeping with reading handovers

26 December 2009

Nursing Management


Nursing handover has traditionally been performed orally and apart from patients. Results of an audit undertaken at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, suggest that...

Role of the nurse-to-nurse handover in patient care

20 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The nurse-to-nurse handover is not taught formally during training, yet it is one of the most important rituals of the nursing shift. This article focuses on the...

A reflective evaluation of patient handover practices

01 February 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is a personal reflection of the patient handover process. It explores approaches to handover, issues of time management, documentation and...

Improving clinical handover in emergency departments

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse


The diverse health needs of patients presenting to emergency department (EDs) are such that precise handovers between staff are critical to ensure all aspects of...

Developing a community mental health nursing handover form

29 May 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

While nursing handovers are predominantly used in ward settings, this essential form of communication is also used by community mental health teams to promote...

Evaluating nursing handover: the REED model

15 January 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the REED (record, evidence, enquire, discuss) model of handover. The authors reflect on the history of nursing handover, and discuss the...

Presentation skills for nurses

18 February 2015

Nursing Standard


This article emphasises the importance of effective presentation skills. Such skills allow nurses to share knowledge and expertise and to communicate clearly in a...

Evaluating handover practice in an acute NHS trust

31 July 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...

Collaborative working to promote the use of an early warning scoring system in the recognition and escalation of acutely ill patients in community healthcare

07 November 2018

Primary Health Care

Patient safety

The National Patient Safety Agency’s (NPSA) National Reporting and Learning System (2007) identified that 11% of deaths in 2005 were the result of deterioration that...