Spotlight on... Recent discharges into care homes

This is the fourth in a new series of Spotlight on... briefings, aimed specifically at sharing key information on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on NHS trusts.

Trusts are committed to supporting their partners in the care sector, who look after the most vulnerable members of society, and this commitment has never been stronger than during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This briefing sets out how national guidance around NHS discharges into care homes developed in March and April 2020, how trusts sought to support care homes during this period and why trusts refute the suggestion that they 'systematically' and 'knowingly' transferred known COVID-19 patients into care homes.



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