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A codex of care: assessing the Liverpool hospital admission and discharge protocol for homeless people

A codex of care: assessing the Liverpool hospital admission and discharge protocol for homeless people
A codex of care: assessing the Liverpool hospital admission and discharge protocol for homeless people
There has recently been an upsurge of interest in the relationship between homelessness and hospital discharge policies and processes in England. In this paper, we investigate the significance of these developments by assessing the Liverpool Hospital Admission and Discharge Protocol for Homeless People. Drawing on in-depth qualitative interviews with hospital-based clinicians and community-based health and social care practitioners, we identify four central features of the Liverpool protocol: (1) local prioritisation, (2) good systems of communication, (3) partnership working and (4) access to appropriate post-discharge care and support. Overall, we contribute to the literature of care coordination by filling a gap in the knowledge base in relation to the multiple and complex needs of homeless people, while delivering important insights into the delivery of integrated care.
Communication, homelessness, hospital discharge, knotworking, partnership working
2053-4353
51-56
Whiteford, Martin
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Simpson, Glenn
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Whiteford, Martin
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Simpson, Glenn
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Whiteford, Martin and Simpson, Glenn (2015) A codex of care: assessing the Liverpool hospital admission and discharge protocol for homeless people. International Journal of Care Coordination, 18 (2-3), 51-56. (doi:10.1177/2053434515603734).

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There has recently been an upsurge of interest in the relationship between homelessness and hospital discharge policies and processes in England. In this paper, we investigate the significance of these developments by assessing the Liverpool Hospital Admission and Discharge Protocol for Homeless People. Drawing on in-depth qualitative interviews with hospital-based clinicians and community-based health and social care practitioners, we identify four central features of the Liverpool protocol: (1) local prioritisation, (2) good systems of communication, (3) partnership working and (4) access to appropriate post-discharge care and support. Overall, we contribute to the literature of care coordination by filling a gap in the knowledge base in relation to the multiple and complex needs of homeless people, while delivering important insights into the delivery of integrated care.

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Published date: 10 September 2015
Keywords: Communication, homelessness, hospital discharge, knotworking, partnership working

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Local EPrints ID: 444794
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444794
ISSN: 2053-4353
PURE UUID: 3b5f9efd-b828-42ee-bcaa-a3c8d8b15ab0
ORCID for Glenn Simpson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1753-942X

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Date deposited: 05 Nov 2020 17:30
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 03:42

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Author: Martin Whiteford
Author: Glenn Simpson ORCID iD

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