Making better use of services providing care at home is an increasingly important challenge for the health and social care sectors.
NHS England publication on ‘Delayed Transfers of Care’ shows that people who were ready to be discharged remained in hospital for more than 250,000 extra days due to a lack of homecare services up to September 2015, a 61% increase on the previous year. Waiting for a package of homecare is now the most common social care related reason for delayed transfers of care.
The Quick Guide: ‘Better Use of Care at Home’ considers the individual’s journey, from admission to their hospital stay, and then helping them to remain at home.
Download from www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/keogh-review/Documents