Quality statement 7: Coordinated transition to community care

Quality statement 7: Coordinated transition to community care

Quality statement

Babies receiving specialist neonatal care have their health and social care plans coordinated to help ensure a safe and effective transition from hospital to community care.

Quality measure

Structure:

a) Evidence of provision of a neonatal outreach service.

b) Evidence of multiagency discharge planning with input from community neonatal outreach services.

Process: Proportion of babies discharged from specialist neonatal care who receive an outreach service follow-up.

Numerator – the number of babies receiving outreach service follow-up.

Denominator – the number of babies discharged from specialist neonatal care requiring an outreach service follow-up.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure that agreements are in place for coordinating the care plans of babies receiving specialist neonatal care between relevant agencies.

Health and social care professionals ensure the care plans of babies receiving specialist neonatal care are coordinated with all relevant agencies.

Commissioners and networks ensure services are commissioned according to agreed levels of care across the specialist neonatal care pathway to enable safe and effective transition from hospital to community care.

Parents of babies discharged from specialist neonatal care can expect to receive support from health or social care professionals working in the community if their baby requires it. They can also expect that their baby's care plan will be coordinated between relevant teams to help ensure a safe and effective transition from hospital to home.

Data source

Structure: a) and b) Local and network data collection.

Process: Local and network data collection.