The Social Care Institute for Excellence has published a quick guide for registered managers of care homes and homecare, focusing on moving between hospital and home, including care homes.
Registered managers and their teams play an important role in supporting people when they are transferring in and out of hospital. This quick guide provides a brief overview of how managers can work with hospitals to ensure a good experience of transition for the people in their care.
The guide includes:
- What you can do to ensure successful transitions
- What you can expect from your local hospital team
- What you should expect after discharge
- Further information
Quick guides, developed jointly by NICE and SCIE, are based on NICE guidelines and quality standards. They cover key points on social care topics that are relevant to specific audiences. This new format has been developed in response to feedback from the social care sector who report that they prefer information about improving services to be easily accessible, concise and visually appealing. The guides are available online and also as PDFs.