Implementing Criteria Led Discharge in Scotland: March 2015

Implementing Criteria Led Discharge in Scotland Event

Delays in discharge are a key blockage identified within the hospital system. These delays impact on patient safety and quality of care, with patients’ length of stay extended due to delays in decision-making and a ‘wait culture’ in place across the system. Nationally, we are promoting the use of criteria led discharge to reduce these delays.

A national event was hosted on the 18 March to bring together colleagues from across Scotland to share and develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully implement criteria led discharge. Resources from the event available below.

Flyer Agenda


Welcome and introduction – Martin Hopkins

Simple solutions in a complex world – Charlie Sinclair

Everything you need to know but may never have asked about nurse / criteria led patient discharge – Liz Lees

Criteria Led Discharge Pilot – NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Criteria Led Discharge Pilot – NHS Borders

Criteria Led Discharge Pilot – NHS Grampian

Can physicians do as well as orthopaedic surgeons? Letting go of the discharge decision – Simon Watkin

Measuring the effects of criteria led discharge: approaches and challenges – Christian Engles and Karren Friel

Next Steps – Lynne Mann