Statement 1 People admitted to an inpatient mental health setting have access to independent advocacy services.
Statement 2 People admitted to specialist inpatient mental health settings outside the area in which they live have a review of their placement at least every 3 months.
Statement 3 People discharged from an inpatient mental health setting have their care plan sent within 24 hours to everyone identified in the plan as involved in their ongoing care.
Statement 4 People who have a risk of suicide identified at preparation for discharge from an inpatient mental health setting are followed up within 48 hours of being discharged.
NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on service user experience in adult mental health services (see the NICE pathway on service user experience in adult mental health services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.
Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing services for people who are moving between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings include:
A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.