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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

National Audit of Dementia



What is the National Audit of Dementia?

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 during admission.


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.


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National Audit of Dementia in Ireland:




Overview of the project

Background information about the project


Information about the audit

Information on the second and first round of audit

Reports, audit materials, data tables and resources

Including audit tools, action planning toolkit, standards document and newsletters

Participating hospitals

Information about which hospitals and trusts took
part in the core and enhanced audit

The project team

How to contact us and support that we provide

Why should you join?
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E-Bulletin: sharing good practice

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 this year.

dementia action alliance launches survey

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 ground. 

To complete a survey please go to the DAA website.

Easy access version of the national report

An easy access version of the key findings and recommendations of the national report is now available to download from our reports page.

future round of audit

Information about the next round of audit is expected to be released in August.