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How intermediate care is key to delivering the urgent and emergency care recovery plan

14 Jun 2023
Social care zone
Social care

In England, over 10,000 people spend the night in an acute hospital when they could be in their own homes or receiving care in the community.

Most of these people are in hospital due to delays in accessing post-discharge services.

NHS England is working with local authorities and voluntary and community partners to pilot new approaches to intermediate care, improve access to recovery services and reduce long-term costs associated with long lengths of stay. This includes:

  • joining up with social care through the Better Care Fund
  • ensuring safe and timely discharge from hospital via discharge hubs
  • working with frontrunners to scale up interventions and solutions.

In this session, delegates can hear from national leaders on the role of intermediate care in transforming out-of-hospital services. There is also an opportunity to hear first-hand from a pilot site on the new approach being trialled to help people get to the most appropriate care setting as soon as it is right for them.

This session is part of the Social Care Zone, which is supported by Partners in Care and Health (LGA and ADASS) and The Health Foundation.

Jenny Keane, National Director Intermediate Care & Rehabilitation - NHS England
Thea Stein - Leeds Community Healthcare Trust