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Intermediate care for homeless people: results of a pilot project

11 October 2012

Emergency Nurse


A year-long, nurse-led intermediate care pilot project was undertaken at a 120-bed homeless hostel in south London to improve healthcare outcomes among the clients...

Fostering teamwork in an intermediate care unit

27 June 2011

Nursing Management


The government has emphasised that, to deliver high quality, integrated care, staff must work across organisational boundaries using a team approach so that everyone...

Using interprofessional education to support intermediate care

01 March 2013

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

The first national audit of intermediate care in England, published in September 2012, highlighted the need for more intermediate care services. In the UK, the term...

Intermediate care services for older people: a development project

01 November 2007

Mental Health Practice


It was not until the Department of Health (DH) report Intermediate Care – Moving Forward (DH 2002) was published, more than a year after the National Service...

Intermediate care: policy rhetoric or an effective strategy? A review of the literature

01 May 2005

Nursing Older People

Gerontological care and practice

The definition of intermediate care has broadened from a range of services designed to ease the transition from hospital to home, and from medical dependence to...

The role of mental health staff in intermediate care

26 November 2009

Nursing Older People


Intermediate care enables older people to have access to a range of intermediate care services at home or in designated settings. This article outlines developments...

Intermediate care and older people

13 August 2003

Nursing Standard


Intermediate care services are taking on an increasingly significant role in the rehabilitation and care of older people. It is vital that nurses and other members...

Enhancing the care of older people in the community

25 October 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes a pilot project that aimed to enhance the care of older people who dialled 999 but did not require hospital admission. The project...

Effectiveness of a rapid response service for frail older people

22 June 2009

Nursing Older People


Aim Many innovative community-based intermediate care services have been initiated to address the care needs of older people with chronic health conditions, but...

A new service in the intermediate care of older adults with mental health problems

01 April 2006

Nursing Older People


This article describes the a new multidisciplinary, nurse-led service for older adults with mental health problems, the Home Treatment Team (HTT) which has just...