In this edition: Testing for coeliac disease; Rapid sexual health service welcomed; School discipline and pupil mental health; Impact of remote consultations on clinicians; Data sharing project to protect vulnerable children; “It takes a village to raise a researcher”
There are often delays in discharging elderly and frail patients from hospital. These delays can be upsetting for patients and families, and cost the NHS around £820 million a year. We wanted to find out what happens on hospital wards that might lead to delays in discharge. We also wanted to explore how to help hospital and community staff use our recommended improvements.