Fixing the care crisis together

NHS England reported over 150,000 Delayed Transfer of Care days in 2017-18.

These delays cost NHS England £3bn annually, or £8m per day, force operation cancellations and increase waiting times in A&E.

Introducing the solution – Care Sourcer

Care Sourcer is a online care navigation service. It has gained UK-wide recognition for reducing NHS delayed discharges of adults and older people.

It is the first UK company that tracks both available care home beds and care at home capacity within the market, and automatically matches it with people in need of care.

With development commissioned by NHS England and managed by SBRI, Care Sourcer has been proven to reduce Delayed Transfers of Care for adults and older people by 40%.

How Care Sourcer can make a difference

The service matches patients that need to be discharged with available care providers quicker than ever before. Benefits to hospitals include:

  • overall reduction in Delayed Transfers of Care
  • improved patient safety
  • impact on seven day transfers
  • reduction in breach rates
  • reduced elective operation cancellations
  • increase in daily discharge rates
  • improved clinical morale levels
  • improved family/patient satisfaction feedback

More about Care Sourcer

How the service works

Discharge teams can refer by telephone, or use the web service directly.

Case study

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust saw a 40% reduction of DTOC.

Find out more

For a free trial or more information without obligation, just get in touch with our friendly team.

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