This is a joint piece of work by Association of Directors of Social Services, Care Providers Alliance, Department of Health, Local Government Association, NHS England and NHS Improvement. 

Through the use of a trusted assessor, we can reduce the numbers and waiting times of people awaiting discharge from hospital and help them to move from hospital back home or to another setting speedily, effectively and safely. This guide describes how local systems could implement trusted assessment. It is for each local system, including all parties involved in a trusted assessor scheme, to agree how that scheme will operate and be funded and implemented.

 This is part of a collection of resources on Improving patient flow through urgent and emergency care

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