4-day Rapid Improvement Event

Learn how Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust organised a Rapid Improvement Event (RIE) to optimise discharge management across the system and reduce delay.

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Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust (DGT) organised a 4-day Rapid Improvement Event, with follow-up review dates at 30, 60, 90 and 120 days, to optimise discharge management throughout the system and reduce delays through collaborative working. Their objective was to reduce high bed occupancy and the number of medically fit for discharge patients in hospital.

Involved in the event were staff from Primary Care, Social Services, Voluntary Services, Healthwatch (patient’s voice) and Community Care, providing a holistic approach and collaborative learning.

You can read more about the RIE, including a detailed SWOT analysis and key successes from the event, on the members’ area, under the Delayed Transfers of Care project outputs.