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DHSC rejects experts’ plan to curb ‘inhumane’ solitary confinement of disabled people in hospital

Community Care

The government has rejected an expert panel’s proposal to “severely curtail” the “inhumane” solitary confinement of people with learning disabilities and autistic people in mental health hospitals. However, she raised concerns about the time-limited nature of resourcing of them.

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Reinstate hospital social workers to improve discharge outcomes, PSWs urge Barclay

Community Care

Hospital social workers should be reinstated onto wards to support people to achieve better outcomes on discharge, amid the current severe pressures on the NHS and social care. Managing chaos, doing our best for patients and supporting each other: hospital social work under Covid.

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Care providers ask for doubled fees to care for people discharged from hospitals

The Guardian

Care England says current funding is ‘inadequate’ if homes are to pay staff more and manage rehabilitation Care providers are demanding double the usual fees to look after thousands of people who need to be discharged from hospitals to ease the crisis in the NHS. Continue reading.

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Bridging the gap – from hospital to home

Social Care

Here, Hayley shares her thoughts on how care staff can provide solutions to hospital discharge pressures and support admission avoidance strategies, including the redesign of traditional residential and nursing care provision, using the lessons from the past to inform the future.

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Risk of ‘poor or potentially illegal’ practice in care home discharge plan, warns ADASS

Community Care

Government plans for the NHS to discharge people from hospitals into care homes may result in “poor or potentially illegal” practice, through people being moving into residential care without their informed consent. Rehabilitation can work in a residential setting but it needs to be in a focused unit with the right staffing.

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£200m for NHS to buy short-term care placements to speed up discharge

Community Care

Integrated care boards (ICBs) will be able to use the money to buy beds in care homes or other settings for up to four weeks in order to speed up hospital discharges, freeing up beds to admit people stuck in accident and emergency departments.

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Care home discharge plan risks inappropriate placements and neglects causes of crisis – sector

Community Care

Government plans for the NHS to discharge people from hospitals to care homes risk inappropriate placements and neglect the root causes of the acute pressures on the health service. “Most people want to be discharged from hospital back home. “We need to fix the problem at both ends,” she said. as of October 2022.