Homecare in Hospital Call out

Closed 17 Feb 2017

Opened 17 Jan 2017

Overview

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The homecare in hospital model

  • When a person is admitted to hospital, any care services they are already receiving at home are reviewed before being stopped.
  • Any care at home package would be continued upon admission to hospital, at least for the first 48 hours.
  • Depending on the level of care package, home care workers would maintain contact remotely or by visiting the person in hospital, as deemed appropriate.
  • When the person is discharged, the care support required should be better understood because homecare workers have seen the person's condition whilst in hospital, and should be immediately available once the acute care phase has finished.

What do we want to know?

We are looking for examples of care models where individuals' homecare packages (domiciliary or health services) have continued in hospital after being admitted. For example where, care workers maintain contact remotely or visit/care for individuals in hospital.

We would like to see how acute trusts and homecare providers are working together to provide continuity of care through the use of a "homecare in hospital" model.

Who do we want to hear from?

Acute and Community Trusts, homecare providers, local authority leads and CCG leads.

How will any examples provided be used?

NHS England and partners hope to understand the breadth of "homecare in hospital" models that may be taking place within the health and social care systems. We will use the examples provided to determine whether national guidance on wider implementation of similar models should be considered.

Why We Are Consulting

What do we want to know?

We are looking for examples of care models where individuals’ homecare packages (domiciliary or health services) have continued in hospital after being admitted. For example where, care workers maintain contact remotely or visit/care for individuals in hospital.

We would like to see if and, if so, how acute trusts and homecare providers are working together to provide continuity of care through the use of a “homecare in hospital” model.

Who do we want to hear from? 

Acute and Community Trusts, homecare providers, local authority leads and CCG leads.
 

What Happens Next

How will any examples provided be used?

NHS England and partners hope to understand the breadth of “homecare in hospital” models that may be taking place within the health and social care systems. We will use the examples provided to determine whether national guidance on wider implementation of similar models should be considered.
 

Audiences

  • Commissioners
  • Foundation trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Voluntary groups
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Local authorities

Interests

  • Integrated care
  • Nursing vision
  • Commissioning