Organisational structures are a major barrier to good care.
This is the premise behind integrated care. The organisations do not have to merge or cease to exist, but simply to recognise the barrier exists and deal with the problem.
Simply re defining discharges as transfers to primary care will change attitudes about how a "transfer" to primary care is performed.
However beneath this simplicity lies a complex issue, the knowledge and relationship of the competencies possessed by each of the parties is on both sides limited.
GPs who used to work in hospitals will remember how it used to be, Consultants who have never worked in primary care will imagine the jungle, the savages, the fear that returning the patient to the wild will see it lost forever.
How then to make visible those who provide safe passage and care through the jungle of primary care and the urban landscape of secondary care.
Choose and Book did much to separate individuals from communicating directly. Perhaps now is the time to pervert the Choose and Book directory of services into the tool to put those networked around the patient into a system which allows all participants to recognise each other and communicate.