Delayed transfers of care

The rise of delayed transfers of care | NHS Providers


Delayed transfers of care, where patients are ready to go home or be transferred to another setting but are unable to do so, are widely recognised as one of the most significant pressures and risks in the NHS. They are bad for both patients, as they might lead to longer stays than is necessary, and for NHS trusts, as they reduce capacity available across the system to admit, move or discharge patients.

This NHS Providers briefing sets out analysis of what is happening on the ground, and where the increases in delayed transfers of care are occurring.

View the briefing here

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