In 2010 the Commission engaged Grosvenor Management Consulting to undertake an external evaluation of the National Clinical Handover Initiative Pilot Program.
The aim was to evaluate how successful the Pilot Program (encompassing the fourteen individual projects) has been at meeting its objectives. The objectives of the Pilot Program were:
Grosvenor Management Consulting carried out the evaluation in three stages, including: reviewing policy and program evidence on clinical handover at jurisdictional levels and for other stakeholders; analysing the outcomes, impacts, spread and sustainability of the individual pilot projects; and reporting on achievements of the National Clinical Handover Initiative Pilot Program.
The evaluation found that overall the Pilot Program has:
The full evaluation findings are available in the Final Report (PDF 1876 KB). The Final Report also details eight recommendations for future areas of work within clinical handover which the Commission will consider and work towards according to national clinical handover priorities.