To comply with the requirements of the NHS Standard Contract for ToC, organisations need to ensure they are sending messages:
No. Within the NHS Standard Contract, ToC currently only applies to discharges from acute inpatient; emergency care; mental health inpatient; and for outpatient clinic letters. Community care may wish to implement ToC in line with the standards, however are not currently in scope or part of the NHS Standard Contract requirements.
The two target dates are different but we are looking at Trusts to at least have plans in place to implement FHIR based Transfer of Care messages and Open (CareConnect) APIs.