Feb 16

Discharge from Mental Health inpatient settings

The North East and Yorkshire Learning Disability and Autism Programme have published the below update regarding statutory guidance for discharges from mental health inpatient settings.

New statutory guidance has been published setting out best practice in relation to how NHS bodies and local authorities work together to support discharge from all mental health and learning disability and autism inpatient settings. In the annex, there is additional guidance on how budgets and responsibilities should be shared to pay for section 117 aftercare (Mental Health Act 1983).

Updated Hospital discharge guidance has been published adding detail on new legal duties to involves families and carers in discharge decisions and for local authorities and NHS bodies to cooperate on enabling discharge. The updated guidance also provides additional detail on good practice in care transfer hubs.  

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