Delayed transfers of care occur when a patient is ready to depart from hospital but is still occupying a bed, often because the care they need at home is not in place. In 2016/17 there were 2.3 million delayed transfer days in England, an average of around 6,200 per day – this is a 25% increase on the previous year . NHS providers’ audited accounts for 2016/17 estimated that delayed transfers of care cost providers £173 million .
In order to reduce unnecessary delayed transfers of care, NHS Digital has made a fund of £1.4m available to support health and social care partners in digitising their assessment, discharge and withdrawal (ADW) notices.
Liquidlogic is pleased to announce that from the seven Local Authority led partnerships selected by NHS Digital, four are users of the Liquidlogic Adults’ Social Care System (LAS). They are Hertfordshire, Lancashire, Rotherham and Wirral Councils.
Commenting on the project, David Grigsby, Managing Director of Liquidlogic says: “It is very encouraging that four Liquidlogic customers have been successful in their bids to reduce bed blocking numbers. This is already something which we have supported Islington Council with in getting live and operational. We are well placed to support customers with innovative health and social care projects such as this and look forward to working with all four Liquidlogic customers to provide the technology to support their bids.”
 NHS England
 NHS Improvement, Performance of the NHS Provider Sector year ended 31 March 2017