NHS England works with partners to make sure that services in the community are as safe and efficient as possible, focussing on strengthening the partnership between health and social care. We aim to:
- Improve hospital discharge so that patients only stay in hospital as long as they clinically need to be there
- Enhance health in care homes and improve care received at home
- Improve integration of NHS community health services across care sectors
- Support pharmacy teams in the community to provide urgent care.
NHS England and partners have published a series of quick guides to support local health and care systems. The guides provide practical tips, case studies and links to useful documents, which can be used to implement solutions to commonly experienced issues.