Care home information flows

PRSB is supporting NHS Digital’s Social Care Programme (SCP), which aims to simplify and standardise the information that flows to care homes from other providers of health and care when patients are discharged from hospital.

Working with care home professionals to identify priorities

The PRSB conducted a series of interviews and surveys with care home professionals to identify priorities for what information should flow from hospitals to care homes and provide assurance that the intelligence gained by the SCP is representative of the care home sector.

The research indicates that care homes are particularly concerned about the lack of information they receive when a resident is discharged from hospital back into their care. The report explores this in more detail, as well as understanding and appreciating communications with other health and social care services.

Download the report
The report is now available to read online