Dr. Duncan R Forsyth is a Consultant Geriatrician at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust. Here he tells us about the report of the fourth National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC) which was released 11 November 2015.
The NAIC provides a unique assessment of progress in community services aimed at maximising independence and reducing use of hospitals and care homes. Three hundred and forty services contributed to the audit with over 12,000 responses from the service user audit and Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM). Four service categories are examined: crisis response, home based intermediate care, bed based intermediate care and reablement services.