What makes for a good nursing handover?

David Stonehouse

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This article discusses the important part that the nursing handover plays in
providing quality care to patients and the smooth running of the shift and clinical
area. Following an introduction stating exactly what is meant by a handover, the
relevant and pertinent parts of the Nursing and Midwifery Council code will then be identified and discussed.
The importance of good communication as well as delegation will be discussed,
before moving on to identify potential issues to achieving a quality nursing handover and ways to overcome these. Finally, the role of the support worker and
nursing associate will be made clear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes


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