Information about the second round of audit (2012-2013)
Structure of the audit
The audit will consist of 2 modules:
- Hospital organisational
checklist: This module will look at
the structures, policies, care processes and key staff that impact
on service planning and provision for care of people with dementia
within a general hospital.
- Casenote audit: In this module,
hospitals identify the records of a minimum of 40 patients with a
diagnosis or current history of dementia, which will
be audited against a checklist of standards that relate to
their admission, assessment, care planning/delivery, and
Participating in the second round
The second round of audit is a repeat of the casenote and
organisational audit from the first round to look at progress
hospitals made between both cycles. Therefore, criteria for
participation is the same as the first round: open to all general
acute hospitals, or those providing general acute services on more
than one ward, in England and Wales.
Data collection for the second round is anticipated to begin in
April 2012 and be completed by September 2012.
When will results be published?
Hospitals who submit data for the audit will receive a local
report with data from their hospitals compared to amalgamated data
from all hospitals in February 2013. For those hospitals that
participated in the first round, their local reports will also
present data from the first round of audit to allow comparison. The
national report for the second round of audit will be published in