The quality statements cover all intermediate care service models unless a specific type of service is identified.
Statement 1 Adults being assessed for intermediate care have a discussion about the support the service will and will not provide.
Statement 2 Adults accepted for bed-based intermediate care start the service within 2 days of referral.
Statement 3 Adults starting intermediate care discuss and agree personalised goals.
Statement 4 Adults using intermediate care services discuss and agree a transition plan for when their support ends.
NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE Pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.
Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing intermediate care include:
A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.