This quality standard covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. It covers bed-based intermediate care, crisis response, home-based intermediate care and reablement. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover rehabilitation for specific conditions.

Keeping quality standards up to date

This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.

Next review: August 2019

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards