NAD Quality Improvement

Throughout September and October 2019, the NAD team facilitated quality improvement (QI) workshops around England and Wales. The aim of these workshops was to develop practical applications to address hospital-specific shortfalls identified in the round 4 report.

These workshops were open to audit leads, clinicians, QI and governance personnel and any other interested staff. Based on feedback from the workshops we would like to make more resources available for hospitals involved in the audit to help with developing QI projects and facilitate idea sharing between hospitals.

Round 4 action plans

The main focus of the workshops was developing QI projects based on problems identified by the hospitals and making action plans for which we have made an action planning toolkit (see below).

The action plans are for hospitals involved in the audit to write up some of the ways to tackle the problems and QI projects discussed at the workshops. The toolkit includes an action plan template which hospitals can follow but if there are other priority areas of dementia care to work on then please feel free!

We would like to circulate an e-bulletin in the new year containing different cases of best practice and to encourage shared learning.

We are keen to include case studies in our e-bulletins so if you would like to submit a case study about a successful QI project you have carried out in relation to dementia care in hospitals, then please send a completed case study template form to the NAD inbox.  Illustrative case studies from the Round 3 action plans can be found in our e-bulletin below.