NHS England and partners have published a series of quick guides to support local health and care systems. The guides provide practical tips, case studies and links to useful documents, which can be used to implement solutions to commonly experienced issues.

The quick guides will:

  • Bring clarity on how best to work with the care sector
  • Help you to find out how people across the country are working with the care sector to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed transfers of care
  • Break down commonly held myths, for example, sharing patient information across integrated care teams and continuing healthcare assessments
  • Allow you to use other people’s ideas and resources
  • Enable you to break down barriers between health and care organisations

The guides have been issued by NHS England to support patients’ choices to avoid long hospital stays and are now available to download from their website here.

This multi-agency guide aims to provide better support to patients and families making choices and health and care systems to reduce delayed transfers of care. The guide contains a check list for local areas to identify areas for improvement and information on existing solutions to common problems. NHS England say these resources will be useful for commissioners and providers to showcase good examples of how people are working with the care sector to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed transfers of care. The guide accompanies the Better use of care at home guide, which UKHCA authored.