Commentary on NICE and SCIE guidelines: transition between hospital and community or care home

Winfield, A & Burns, E. (2016) Age Ageing. 45 (6) pp. 757-760.

B0007092 Hospital appointment
Image source: Alex Williamson – Wellcome Images // CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Safe and appropriate transition between inpatient settings and the community is one of the major challenges facing the modern NHS. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in conjunction with the Social Care Institute for Excellence published guidance on this challenging area in December 2015. This commentary provides context, summary and discussion of the key areas covered. The guidance particularly emphasises the importance of a person-centred approach in which patients are individuals and equal partners in the multidisciplinary team who should be treated with dignity and respect.

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