The UK Hospital at Home Society is for all those with an interest in Hospital at Home, including NHS staff, patients, caregivers, policy makers and the academic community.
Over 250 Members
Key features of Hospital at Home
Acuity and Complexity
The acuity and complexity of the patient condition differentiates Hospital at Home from other community services
It provides urgent access to hospital-level diagnostics (such as endoscopy, radiology, or cardiology) and may include bedside tests such as point of care (POC blood tests) and point of care ultrasound (POCUS).
Hospital Level Interventions
It provides hospital level interventions (such as access to intravenous fluids, therapy and oxygen)
It requires daily input from a multidisciplinary team and sometimes multiple visits and provisions for 24 hour cover with the ability to respond to urgent visits.
It requires secondary care level specialist leadership and clear lines of clinical responsibility.
Inclusion and Exclusion criteria
Defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, with defined target population for example for people aged over 18 or over 65 years.
These programs deliver a time-limited, short-term intervention of 1-14 days
UK Hospital at Home Society.
Welcome to the UK Hospital at Home Society, which is devoted to Hospital at Home (HaH) services. This website is a resource for NHS practitioners and managers, policy makers, patients and caregivers, and the academic community.
As demand for value-based care rises while pressure on providing hospital beds also increases, healthcare service providers are turning to the innovative Hospital at Home care model as an alternative, cost-effective solution that also reduces risks for patients.
The Society’s Core Purposes include:
Advice Exchange - To exchange practical advice and experience in implementing admission avoidance hospital-at-home services.
Research - To further develop evidence-based specialist services for people who require them by encouraging and disseminating research into HaH
Integration - To integrate HaH services with specialty services
Policy - To help shape policy, based on the current evidence base, and update members about policy initiatives (both in the UK and elsewhere) and the progress of research into HaH
Benchmarks & Best Practices – To act as a medium to benchmark HaH standards of care and best practices
Raising Awareness – To increase awareness of the essential place HaH has in any health system, to provide patient benefits and aid sustainability
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