Fourth round of audit

Data collection for round 4 is now closed and the report will be published in Summer 2019.

NAD Round 4 (2018-2019)


Round 4 will mostly be a repeat of Round 3, with some additions and changes based on feedback from participants, Service User Review Panels and the Steering Group.

View the Round 4 standards (pdf) that will be audited during this round of the National Audit of Dementia.

Outlier policy

Identifying outliers and informing Trusts (docx)

Data collection tools

Guidance for data collection tools

Scoring guidance

Scoring was used in Round 3 of the audit. This will be repeated in Round 4 for easy comparison between hospitals on the different themes of the audit. The Round 4 National Report will compare results and scores for each hospital with the results from Round 3. See the guidance for the scoring system (pdf).



Average hospital scores across England and Wales (NAD Round 3)

Round 4 includes a spotlight audit on the prescription of psychotropic medication prescription, this module will form part of the Quality Account in 2019.

Registration for the spotlight audit is due to open in spring 2019 with data collection commencing in the summer. Further details will added to the website in the upcoming weeks.

Our online privacy notice gives you detailed information on when and why we collect personal information and how we use it.

Carer and staff surveys are anonymous and case note audit submissions are pseudonymised (we do not ask for any identifying information such as name or NHS number, and allocate a number just for the purposes of audit, for further details please refer to our data flow chart (xls). We have completed a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) to review our management of these data.

Data collection is via an online audit tool using Formic’s Fusion Survey software. Formic abide by the stringent security requirements of the NHS for its systems and processes. Please see the following data security statement on the Formic data collection software.

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