What is the National Audit of
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
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.
Other CCQI projects involved with the care of
The third round of audit (2015 - 2017)
Log in to data collection here.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has been
awarded a three year contract to manage a further round of the
audit, commissioned by Healthcare Quality Improvement
Partnership (HQIP) and funded by NHS England and the Welsh
Government. The audit will examine the care provided to people
with dementia in acute hospital settings in England and
Wales. The audit will include:
- A survey of carer experience of quality of
- A case note audit of people with dementia,
focusing on key elements of assessment, monitoring, referral and
- An organisational checklist and analysis of
routine data collected on delayed discharge, complaints and staff
- A staff questionnaire examining support
available to staff and the effectiveness of training and learning
You can find the tools and guidance to be used in the
Third Round of audit here.
View a list of all participating acute hospitals in the third
round of audit here.
The third round of audit will run from January 2015 until the
end of 2017. A pilot phase was conducted last year to test the
changes (structure and methodology) made to the main audit. A
parallel pilot was carried out in community
hospitals (feasibility study) to examine their inclusion
in the main audit. More information on the pilot of third
round of NAD is available here.
Timeline for data collection
The data collection period will be staggered. View a summary. Overall
guidance was sent out in March and detailed guidance for individual
tools 2-4 weeks in advance of the start of data collection.
Main audit (2016 - 2017):
- April - December 2016: Data collection
- April - June 2017: National reporting
- June - July 2017: Regional reporting
- November - December 2017: National event
The National Audit of Dementia currently involves hospitals in
England and Wales. For information about Irish and Northern
Irish dementia audits, follow the links below: