Discharge to Assess quick guide: Transforming Urgent and Emergency Care Services in England

NHS Quick Guide Discharge

This is one of a series of online quick guides, supported by the Housing LIN, that provides practical tips and case studies to support health and care systems.

This guide has been produced to aid those working on 'discharge to assess', 'home first', 'safely home', or 'step down' services. It focuses on people who are clinically optimised and do not require an acute hospital bed, but may still require care services to be provided with short term, funded support to be discharged to their own home (where appropriate) or another community setting for recuperation and recovery, on-going rehabilitation or reablement.