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a hospital ward imageJune 15 2018

NHS England has announced plans to improve patient care by working to reduce the number of long hospital stays by a quarter. 

NHS trusts will be expected to close the gap between the number of patients discharged during the week and those sent home at the weekend and make greater use will be made of alternatives to admission such as emergency day cases or therapy services, it said.

“Trusts will be supported by extended GP access and a focus on avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions including more support for care home staff to prevent residents being admitted. There will also be regional emergency care intensive support teams charged with helping to deliver the 25% ambition.”

NHS England CEO Simon Stevens and NHS Improvement CEO Ian Dalton made the announcement at the annual NHS Confederation conference in Manchester. Their intention is that by working with local authorities, NHS trusts could free up 4,000 beds in time for the winter surge. 

Link:
NHS England announcement     

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