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Delayed Discharge Reduction Workshop

24 October 2019 10:30am – 4:00pmBST (+01:00)
2 Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW, United Kingdom

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On average there were 4,513 people delayed in hospital unnecessarily every day in July 2019. Are you interested to hear about some of the excellent work being done around the country to reduce this figure? Are you keen to find possible solutions to the discharge challenges being faced in your area? Come and join us in the first of three workshops we are holding this year.


Delayed Discharge Reduction Network

We are a network consisting of NHS England and Improvement, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Integration and Better Care Fund, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Adult Social services (ADASS). We are also supported by representatives from housing organisations, the voluntary community and social enterprise sector and by care provider organisations representatives. The group seeks to continue to build on the strong partnership work to support improvements in hospital discharge.

Together we provide national leadership to all parts of the health and social care system to ensure people receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. We focus on strengthening the partnerships between health, social care, housing and the voluntary sector to ensure that hospital discharge pathways are robust and people do not stay in hospital longer than they need to.


The aim of this event will be to:

    • Set the scene on some of the findings from recent national publications and interventions to reduce delayed discharges.
    • Look into our key priorities outlined in the national DTOC Reduction Plan
    • Allow greater in-depth discussion on specific aspects of hospital discharge to identify barriers to change
    • Share good practise
    • Identify key system challenges and solutions
    • Agree potential future national activity to support system improvements
    • Consider improvement support guidance

What to expect on the day:  

The workshop will run as a combination of structured presentations followed by break out group discussions. The morning session will focus on presentations on the national work and table-based reflections to support reductions in delayed discharges. The afternoon session will focus on discussion on a specific area of work. The proposed group discussions are to allow for manageable conversations and sharing of experience. The workshops will be developed as a collaboration between members of the Delayed Discharge Reduction Network and is open to front line practitioners and leaders, as well as regional colleagues.

This is an exciting time to be involved in work to reduce delays experienced by people following a hospital stay. If you can help and spare some time, we would value your support and expertise as a member of our Delayed Discharge Reduction Network. 


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