New NHS framework to support patient discharge from hospital

Following NHS England’s announcement  of a new national framework to enable independent sector providers of hospital at home and reablement/rehab services to support the NHS in discharging people home from hospital, Danielle Henry, Head of Primary and Community Health Policy at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, said:

“We welcome the NHS’ new framework to help support local areas bolster their community health services and ensure patients can be more swiftly discharged from hospital and get the care they need closer to home.

“Independent community providers deliver a wide range of high quality, innovative services and, as part of this new framework, are pleased to be working with their NHS partners to ensure patients leaving hospital can access the recovery, rehabilitation and reablement support they need.”