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.
In this edition: Interleukin-6 antagonists improve outcomes in hospitalised COVID patients; Understanding hidden causes of delays in discharging frail older people from hospital; £2.8m programme on mental health outcomes for care-experienced young people
In this edition: John Macleod’s spring blog; open access co-production book launches; reporting of possible cancer indicators to GPs during first COVID wave; Rosie Davies reflects on 20 years in PPI; challenges of co-produced research; maternity study informs new QI toolkit
An ARC West analysis of the studies in the Cochrane review ‘Interventions for Preventing Obesity in Children’, which revealed that most studies focus on changing “lifestyle” behaviours, has become an NIHR Alert.