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Team huddles in sexual health clinics improve communication, clinic capacity and flow, and team relationships and well-being
  1. Daniel Richardson1,
  2. Tichaona Jaricha1,
  3. Melissa Power1,
  4. David A Lewis1,2
  1. 1Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Western Sydney Local Health District, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Richardson, Sexual Health, Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia; daniel.richardson2{at}health.nsw.gov.au

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Team huddles have been introduced to inpatient healthcare teams as a strategy to improve clinical safety on inpatient wards.1 In a team huddle both clinical and non-clinical staff meet at the beginning of a shift and spend a few minutes discussing patient issues, safety concerns, as well as clinical, operational and environmental updates. These differ from multidisciplinary meetings as they focus on a single unit’s patients and consider the wider context of operational healthcare. Huddles are expected to be integrated into the working day and be brief. Team huddles create time and space for professional conversations, enhance working relationships, improve efficiency, and …

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  • Handling editor Anna Maria Geretti

  • Contributors DR designed the study. All authors contributed to the analysis and manuscript production.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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