Infection prevention and control guidelines

1. Principles

Clinical handover

      1. Clinical handover

Last revised: 18 Aug 2023

Clinical handover

Practices must develop and implement a structured system for clinical handover (within or beyond the practice), including documented policies and protocols relevant to infection prevention and control.

If a patient needs to be transferred from the practice to the emergency department (eg by ambulance), clinical staff must alert the hospital about any infection risk, such as colonisation by multi-resistant organisms.