Why not home, why not today? Putting a stop to DTOC

Lessons from a study into the challenges of transfers of care

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Addressing the challenges of delays to transfers of care – November 2017

These materials describe practical, collaborative approaches to tackle the complex and long term challenges of delayed transfers from hospital settings, keeping the patient as the focus.

They will be of interest to colleagues working across health and social care, commissioners and providers. They explore the behaviours, findings and key causes identified in the analysis of three areas: Sheffield, North Cumbria and Fylde Coast. They also offer a practical approach and suggestions for how others might use this experience to tackle delays in their own health and social care systems.