Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
How can the SBAR method be used to assist with communication?
Hi Senga, I have recently started in a senior position and a colleague told me I should use the SBAR method when communicating with teams and external professionals. I didn’t want to ask her to explain, do you know what this is?
Yes, I am aware of Situation Background Assessment Recommendation (SBAR).
It is a technique that can be used to facilitate communication. This communication model has gained popularity in healthcare settings.
It is a way to communicate effectively with one another and allows for important information to be transferred accurately.
The format of SBAR allows for short, organised and predictable flow of information between professionals.
The Care Inspectorate use in their communication tools, one of which you will find here, this may help you.
*All information is correct at the time of publishing.
What would you like to ask Senga?
Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.