How can the SBAR method be used to assist with communication? | QCS

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?


Senga Currie
Answered by Senga Currie


Hi Basset,


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.




About Senga Currie

Senga has been 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.

Since 1998 she has been working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager. Read more

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