Schwartz Rounds

Schwartz Rounds are a type of structured group forum where clinical and non-clinical staff meet regularly to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare. Schwartz Rounds provide an opportunity to take 'time-out' to reflect on work in a collegial and safe space.

Unlike other initiatives such as group reflective practice or clinical supervision, the purpose is not to solve problems or to focus on the clinical aspects of patient care. Schwartz Rounds are inclusive of all staff, as we know it is not just clinical staff who contribute to human centred care (Point of Care Foundation).

Where can I find out more information about Schwartz Rounds?

The NSW Ministry of Health System Strategy and Patient Experience Division are now leading Schwartz Rounds and have formed a Schwartz Rounds Centralised Support Team.

Please contact the team at or refer to their intranet page if you would like any further information.

Schwartz Rounds Webinar

A webinar was held on 17 September 2020, as part of the CEC's World Patient Safety Day webinar series. Watch a recording of the webinar.