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Jane Carthey

Human Factors Expert

The Hospital at Night Programme

Dr Jane Carthey, Human Factors Expert, talks about safe handover of care from day to night shift in hospitals.

Handover of patient information from day to night teams in hospitals is one of the most crucial interfaces in healthcare. Ensuring all issues are considered and ensuring flexibility of the system is key to implementing major change and keeping teams on board. It is vital to stress the importance of handover information being shared in a structured way.