This guideline continues the series of Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP) guidelines which have been developed to improve the standards of care for people with diabetes when they are admitted to hospital.
The document has been developed to help healthcare professionals in secondary care plan the safe and effective discharge of adult inpatients with diabetes. It focuses specifically on aspects of diabetes care that should be considered at discharge and includes a range of summary checklists for staff. It also recognises that discharge or transfer planning is not condition specific, and that all aspects of a patient’s health and social needs should be taken into consideration.
The guideline has been produced by JBDS-IP on behalf of Diabetes UK, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group and Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND-UK).