Information about the third round of audit
PILOT PHASE FOR ACUTE SITES (2015)
What is the pilot
In the third round of NAD new tools and methods of identifying
the sample will be developed. During
piloting feedback will be gathered from hospitals,
to ensure that they produce good quality data when implemented in
the main audit in 2016. The pilot phase will aim to:
- Reduce the burden of data entry by shortening the
case note audit tool and simplifying online data
- Develop an organisational checklist with more emphasis on
- Develop a carer survey for carers of people with dementia,
focusing on quality of communication and perceived care
- Develop a staff survey with a focus on staff's experience of
training and support.
Who will be involved?
Ten acute sites
have been recruited from England and Wales. Hospitals were
recruited based on their size and location, to ensure that feedback
is gathered on different types of organisations and catchment
When will data collection commence?
The audit tools will be shared with participating sites as they
become available, during the development stage (January - July
2015). The newly developed tools will be available
shortly before data collection commences. Data
collection is expected to begin in August and conclude in
What happens to the data collected?
Data collected from the pilot will not be published. Local
reports will be produced for each participating site at the end of
the pilot period. An overall report will be produced for the
funders of NAD (HQIP) on results from the pilot and possible next
FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR COMMUNITY HOSPITALS (2015 - 2016)
What is the study for?
Following previous rounds of NAD which took place in acute
hospitals in England and Wales, clinicians from community hospitals
suggested that the standards and tools be extended to these
settings. Therefore, the current round of NAD will look at the
inclusion of community hospitals. This will be a two part
- Initial Testing (2015) - Tools and methods of the NAD acute
audit will be tested in community settings (five
sites) and any necessary adjustments will be made.
- Wider pilot (2016) - The adjusted tools will be
piloted in up to 20 community hospital sites.
Feasibility study (initial testing) - 2015
Audit tools will be developed and tested in community hospitals
(five sites). Testing of the tools will help in identifying
the necessary amendments required for the community hospitals,
prior to the pilot in 2016.
Who will be involved?
hospitals in England and Wales have been recruited
for the feasibility study. The full pilot in 2016 will provide
the opportunity to recruit a larger number of sites (up to 20).
Sampling and data collection
The community sites will work closely with NAD during the
development stage (January - July 2015) by providing feedback and
testing the sampling method and audit tools. Data collection for
the study will start in August and conclude in November 2015 and
audit tools will be made available shortly before data collection
What happens to data collected from the study?
Data collected from the study will not be published. Each
participating site will receive a local report at the end of the
study period. The funders (HQIP) of NAD will be sent an
overall report containing the results from the study and
possible next steps.
PILOT AND FEASIBILITY TEST FLOWCHART