NICE publish final scope on the transition between inpatient mental health and community/care home settings
The National Institute to Health and Care Excellent (NICE) last week published the final scope relating to their forthcoming guideline on the transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings for people with social care needs.
Following consultation with different stakeholder groups, NICE have now published the final scope on their forthcoming guidance on the transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings for people with social care needs.
The NICE guidance is due to be published in August 2016, and will provide recommendations about actions to improve transitions between inpatient mental health settings and community/care homes in order to provide better support for adults with social care needs. It will cover both admission to inpatient mental health settings from community/care home settings as well as discharge from inpatient settings to community/care home settings.
The scope sets out the need for the guidance, examines the consequences of poor transitions, looks at current policy legislation regulation and guidance, and defines what aspects of care will be covered by the guidance, who this applies to and where it will apply.