The National Clinical Handover Initiative Pilot Program (the Pilot Program) was conducted between 2007 and 2009, and involved 14 public and private sector organisations funded to develop and trial practical and transferable tools for improving clinical handover. The Pilot Program involved 56 hospitals in six jurisdictions, including primary and aged care services.
Tools and solutions developed through the pilot program included:
The Pilot Program was externally evaluated in 2010. The evaluation found that the Pilot had significantly increased the evidence base surrounding clinical handover.
The tools and solutions developed through the National Clinical Handover Initiative Pilot Program are available through the Resource Portal.