Trusted assessors

Using trusted assessors to carry out a holistic assessment of need avoids duplication and speeds up response times so that people can be discharged in a safe and timely way.

Some things that people have told us about what works and how to overcome the challenges

  • adopting as a key principle that long term assessments are not carried out in hospital
  • placing an emphasis on trust – working through the MDT, so staff read each other’s assessments rather than do their own
  • co-designing and delivering approaches with care providers and residential homes.