Patient handover in non-mental health setting FVRH

  • Responsibility for the patient will hand over to the Emergency Department or receiving ward when the patient arrives.
  • Nursing staff must participate in a formal handover of the patient. This will entail passing over any relevant details of the patient’s clinical presentation and the details of the detention status.
  • The Certifying Doctor will hand over details of the case to the appropriate doctor within the department e.g. by phoning the receiving doctor in medicine or surgery.

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Last reviewed: 28/05/2021

Author(s): Julia Ferrari, Joe McGhee, Duncan Westall, William McFadden, Heather Tainsh , Susan Sutherland, Marie White , Anne Cook, Justin McNicholl, Douglas Armstrong, Dr Nabila Muzaffar, Dr Stuart Affleck, Dr David Cumming, Andrew Angus, Jackie Maher, Rose Mills, Vincent Hughes..