The importance of ‘Information About Me’ in helping with hospital discharge

Delays in discharging older people living with frailty from hospital are caused by a complex range of factors. Our research has found a key factor is how medical and social information about patients becomes fragmented during their stay.

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Our applied health research and implementation focus on projects on mental health, public health and prevention, healthier childhoods and integrated and optimal care.

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We are committed to a collaborative approach to patient and public involvement in research and the delivery of health care and services, through our partners People in Health West of England.

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Our training and capacity building work promotes the development of skills in understanding, using and producing evidence for the health and social care, public health and commissioning workforce, as well as the voluntary sector.

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