We measure the performance of general hospitals against criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact people with dementia while in hospital.
These criteria (standards) are from national and professional guidance, including NICE Quality Standards and guidance, the Dementia Friendly Hospitals charter, and reports from the Alzheimer’s Society, Age Concern and Royal Colleges.
We update the standards every round of audit. View the standards that will be audited during Round 4 of the National Audit of Dementia.
Data is analysed by us and reported at national and Trust/Health Board level.
The reports are designed for:
- People who receive care or provide care for someone
- People involved in providing care
- People involved in commissioning care
- People who regulate care.
We produce national, local and hospital reports.
We also run quality improvement workshops and provide action planning toolkits to help hospitals use quality improvement methods to drive changes specific to their needs.
We're managed by the Centre for Quality Improvement, working in close partnership with professional and service user representatives. We work with professional bodies, voluntary sector providers and campaigning organisations.
Our partner organisations are:
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists
- The British Geriatrics Society
- The Royal College of Nursing
- The Royal College of Physicians
- The Royal College of General Practitioners
- Age UK
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Dementia Action Alliance.
Each of the partner organisations collaborating in the audit are represented on our Steering Group.
The Steering Group's role is to oversee the audit and to advise on all aspects of the project including:
- Audit process
- Recruitment of services
- Reports and publications
- Liaison with other key bodies such as the Department of Health and Welsh Government.
The Steering Group is comprised of the following members:
- Alan Quirk, Senior Programme Manager (Research and Audit), Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement
- Amanda Buttery, Innovation Fellow Dementia, South London Academic Health Science Network
- Angela Connelly, Carer representative
- Beth Swanson, Lead Nurse for Dementia, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Consultant Nurse to the Audit)
- Chris Roberts, Living with Dementia
- Daphne Wallace, Living With Dementia
- David McKinlay, Programme Manager, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
- Dawn Brooker, Director, University of Worcester Association for Dementia
- Dawne Garrett, Lead - care for older people, Royal College of Nursing
- Duncan Forsyth, Consultant Geriatrician, Cambridge University Hospitals/ British Geriatrics Society
- Gavin Terry, Senior Policy Adviser, Alzheimer’s Society
- Hilary Doxford, Living with Dementia
- Kapila Sachdev, Consultant Psychiatrist, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Kelly Kaye, Partnership Manager, Dementia Action Alliance
- Kirsten Windfuhr, Associate Director, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
- Mike Crawford, Director, Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement
- Nicci Gerrard, Carer representative
- Oliver Corrado, Consultant Geriatrician (Consultant Physician to the Audit)
- Peter Crome, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Keele, Consultant Geriatrician, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (Chair)
- Rowan Harwood, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Nottingham University Hospitals
- Sean Page, Consultant Nurse – Dementia, Wrexham Maelor Hospital
- Shelagh Robinson, Living with Dementia
- Sue Pierlejewski, Carer representative
- Teena Chowdury, Programme Manager, Royal College of Physicians
- Tom Gentry, Senior Policy Officer, Age UK.