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Intermediate Care

The conference proved a very useful opportunity to on one level get a gauge of the many number of ways Intermediate Care is being tackled but also to benchmark one's own practice and progress. I certainly came away with a number of clear ideas in my head for discussion and to put forward locally.

Devon County Council

The National Audit of Intermediate Care was launched in November 2011 as a partnership project between the British Geriatrics Society, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, AGILE, the College of Occupational Therapists, the Royal College of Physicians (London), the Royal College of Nursing and the Benchmarking Network. The Patient’s Association and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists became partners in 2013.To meet the challenge of an ageing population, we need to understand how best to support older people at vulnerable times; particularly when they are at risk of hospital admission or being discharged from hospital. Intermediate Care provides alternative, community based services to better meet the needs of older people and enable more efficient patient flows through the health and social care system.

The National Audit of Intermediate Care aims to take a whole system view of the effectiveness of intermediate care, to develop quality standards and patient outcome measures and to assess local performance against the agreed, national standards. Identification of potential productivity gains in intermediate care and linked potential cost savings in secondary care are key outputs of the project.  The NAIC reports were welcomed by the Department of Health and NHS England as an important contribution to our understanding of how intermediate care services have developed nationally.

We are pleased to announce that the announce that registration for NAIC 2017 is now open. Please visit the NAIC 2017 page for more information. NHS England are supporting the NAIC in 2017 and therefore it is free for all providers and commissioners of intermediate care services in England to participate in the project. 

There are a wide range of outputs available from the four years of this project. Please visit the NAIC 2015 page for the most recent outputs. 

For further information contact: Lucy Trubacik or call on 0161 266 1333