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11th – 15th September 2023

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Delayed discharge from hospitals reduction workshop

Thursday, 24th October 2019
10:30am - 4:00pm
St Ermins Hotel
2 Caxton Street

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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?  

The Delayed Discharge Reduction Network 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 (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Adult Social services (ADASS). The group seeks to continue to build on the strong partnership work to support improvements in hospital discharge.

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
  • Explore the 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 practice
  • Identify key system challenges and solutions
  • Agree potential future national activity to support system improvements
  • Consider improvement support guidance requirements

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. Please note lunch will be provided.

Who should attend

The Delayed Discharge Reduction Network are encouraging attendance from across health, social care, housing and VCSE organisations – particularly those with a regional or national focus, but would also welcome attendance from colleagues with leadership or management roles within local health and social care systems.

Key priorities outlined in the DTOC Reduction Plan include

  • Support to challenged systems
  • Align to Length of Stay Reduction
  • Focus on NHS reasons for delays
  • Support implementation of the high impact changes
  • Improve Delayed Transfer of Care (DTOC) counting and reporting

Please book your free place at the event using the link below