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The National Audit of Dementia is working with hospitals
providing general acute inpatient services to measure criteria
relating to care delivery which are known to impact on people with
dementia admitted to hospital.
Criteria include policies and governance in
the hospital that recognise and support the needs of people with
dementia, elements of comprehensive assessment, involvement of
carers, discharge planning, and identified changes to support needs
The first round of audit took place in
2010. Nearly all (99%) acute Trusts/Health Boards in
England and Wales registered one or more sites to participate.
The second round of audit took place in 2012.
All acute Trusts/Health Boards in England and Wales registered
one or more sites to participate.
Information regarding future rounds of audit can be found
Please view our terms and
Other CCQI projects involved with the care of
National Audit of Dementia in Ireland:
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The latest information about the next round of audit in 2015 can
be found here.
This e-bulletin presents some of the key actions identified by
hospitals following the second round of audit,
including detailed update information provided by hospitals
during telephone interviews and email contact in May and June of
To mark the fourth year of the National Dementia Declaration the
Dementia Action Alliance is surveying people affected by dementia
and professionals supporting them to find out whether
current activity is leading to real changes on the
To complete a survey please go to the DAA
An easy access version of the key
findings and recommendations of the national report is now
available to download from our reports