Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings (QS159)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

This Nice quality standard was published in September 2017 and covers ‘transitions for children, young people and adults between mental health hospitals and their own homes, care homes or other community settings.’

This Nice quality standard makes four statements on:

  • Access to independent advocacy services
  • Out-of-area admissions
  • Communication on discharge
  • Suicide risk

QS159 has been incorporated into the NICE pathway on transition between community or care home and inpatient mental health settings.

For more information please visit: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs159

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