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National Audit of Dementia

Information about the third round of audit (2015-2017)

The third round of the National Audit of Dementia collected data in 2016 and reported in 2017. A pilot study was carried out before this in 2015. Round 3 is now finished and registration for Round 4 is open.



Below are all of the national data appendices for the third round of the NAD national report:


Round 3 tools and guidance

The third round of audit included:

  • A survey of carer experience of quality of care
  • A casenote audit of people with dementia, focusing on key elements of assessment, monitoring, referral and discharge
  • An organisational checklist and analysis of routine data collected on delayed discharge, complaints and staff training
  • A staff questionnaire examining support available to staff and the effectiveness of training and learning opportunities

Please find below links to the tools used in the third round of NAD (acute sites):

Please find below the guidance documents:

Please find below the standards for the audit, the outliers policy and inter-rater reliability analysis:

View a list of all participating acute hospitals in the third round of audit.



Find out more about the community hospitals pilot.



What was the pilot for?

In the third round of NAD new tools were used. During piloting, feedback was gathered from hospitals, to ensure that any changes produced good quality data when implemented in the main audit. 

You can find more information on the pilot and feasibility study in our progress report, published in summer 2016.

Who was involved?

Ten acute sites were recruited from England and Wales. Hospitals were recruited based on their size and location, to ensure that feedback was gathered on different types of organisations and catchment areas.



  Where next...


National Audit of Dementia,

21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB    

Fax: 020 3701 2761




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