Improving transfer of care

Bose Adegbola, Interface Practitioner, started a secondment at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to lead a test on the transfer of care between hospitals and care homes, and advance care planning in the home.

This testing will focus on: 

• Examining how an improved discharge process can reduce readmis¬sions rates and improve the discharge experience for residents 

• Developing community PEACE (Proactive Elderly Advance Care) documentation and support for advance care planning to reduce the rates of admissions to hospital as well as improve end of life care in the homes. 

This testing will help support and develop the relationship between hospitals and care homes, as hospital admission and discharge can have a detrimental impact on the well-being of our frailest residents.