Patient Transfers / Hospital Discharge Guideline (SCIE / NICE)

Summary

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a new national guideline entitled “Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs (NG27)”. This guideline covers patient transitions of care; including admission to, and discharge from, hospital.

Improvements in the coordination of health and social care services are suggested, with recommendations such as providing patients and their families and / or carers with information about their diagnoses and treatment; with a complete list of their medicines upon transfer between hospital and home (or care home). Section headings include:

This guideline was developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care; which is a partnership led by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).

Full Text Link

Reference

Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs: guidance [NG27]. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, December 1st 2015.

There is an associated “map of medicine” style NICE Pathways online version.

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