'Develop principles to enable safe, effective and person-centred Handovers within acute settings in Northern Ireland'

The Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nurses and Midwives (NIPEC) engages annually with a wide range of stakeholders to identify the key priorities in health and social care for nursing and midwifery in Northern Ireland that inform NIPEC's Vision and Business Plans. A priority from a recent stakeholder event was the NIPEC would 'Develop principles to enable safe, effective and person-centred Handovers within acute settings in Northern Ireland'

The nursing and midwifery change of handover or shift report is a communication process which occurs between two shifts of nurses or midwives with the specific purpose to communicate information about patients under the care of nurses or midwives. Randell suggests that Clinical Handover refers to the explicit transfer of professional responsibility and accountability for a patient, or a group of patients, to another person or professional group, on a temporary or permanent basis. Other common terms for this activity are: Shift Handover, Handoff or Nursing Report. 

View the Effective Handovers Project Initiation Document
View the Agendas and Notes of Meetings
View the Final Report

For more information regarding the Project contact Bernadette.gribben@nipec.hscni.net

Contact Information

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Dr Carole McKenna
Senior Professional Officer
Tel: 0300 300 0066
Email: carole.mckenna@nipec.hscni.net
 Bernadette Gribben
 Associate Senior Professional Officer
 Tel: 0300 300 0066 
 Email: Bernadette.gribben@nipec.hscni.net