When conveying a patient from a care provider to an acute hospital, it is vital that an accurate picture of the patient's condition is documented, along with a detailed history of their medical status and current medications and allergies.
When speaking to a Health Care Professional (e.g. GP, or ambulance crew) about your resident or service user, it may be helpful to structure and prepare your handover using SBARD to ensure that all relevant information is passed.
SBARD stands for:
A printable version of this tool is available here
Understandably, care homes can be reluctant to pass on patient files as these may be misplaced in transit and not returned to the home on discharge. In order to streamline the process and to assist in the management of patients following ambulance service engagement, the Trust has designed an ambulance handover form here. The form details the information that would be required should ambulance attendance and subsequent conveyance be necessary.