We have substantial experience in helping to define and implement good practice in Intermediate Care. Since 2012, we have developed, project managed and delivered the National Audit of Intermediate Care as part of our research support role to the NHS Benchmarking Network.
The National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC) is a partnership project between the British Geriatrics Society, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, AGILE, the College of Occupational Therapists, the Royal College of Physicians (London), the Royal College of Nursing, The Patient’s Association, The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the NHS Benchmarking Network.
Uniquely, the audit collects standardised outcomes and a Patient Reported Experience Measure, in addition to organisational level data allowing relationships within the data sets to be explored. The audit is taking place in 2017 with support from NHS England, NHS Wales and the Public Health Agency of Northern Ireland and is included in HQIP’s quality accounts list.
We have undertaken intermediate care capacity and service reviews for a number of local health economies.