Transferring from hospital to home. New guideline launched 1st December 2015

A new NICE guideline, published today, focuses on what should happen in hospital, from admission onwards and throughout someone’s stay, so that their discharge isn’t rushed or unplanned. The guideline, developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care – a partnership led by SCIE, aims to ensure that people with social care needs get the support they need to leave hospital and prevent delayed discharge from care. SCIE is keen to encourage good collaboration between health and social care. People’s experience of transition between hospital and home is a key indicator on how well integration is working.

“It’s really good that the guideline focuses on what should happen in hospital, from admission onwards and throughout someone’s stay, so that their discharge isn’t rushed or unplanned. We’re keen to encourage good collaboration between health and social care, and people’s experience of transition between hospital and home is a key indicator on how well integration is working.” – SCIE’s Chief Executive, Tony Hunter.
Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs
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NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care
SCIE’s news bulletin featuring this launch. 01 December 2015