This quality standard covers transitions for children, young people and adults between mental health hospitals and their own homes, care homes or other community settings. It includes the period before, during and after a person is admitted to, and discharged from, a mental health hospital. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

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

Next review: August 2018.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards