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Recommended Reading

The resources below may be of use to health professionals wishing to improve the quality of care they provide to elderly patients on hospital wards. We will add to this list as we come across new relevant documents. To report a faulty link or if you have any suggestions for articles or reports we should link to, please contact us.


On Our Own Terms Picker Institute   1000 Lives- Improving Dementia Care   Dignity in practice    Delivering Dignity 2012

On Our Own Terms -The Challenge of Assessing Dignity in Care (Picker Institute, 2008)


How to Guide - Improving Dementia Care (1000 Lives, NHS Wales, 2010)


Dignity in Practice: An exploration of the care of older adults in acute NHS Trusts (National Institute of Health Research, 2011)


Delivering Dignity - Securing Dignity in care for older people in hospitals and care homes (NHS Confederation, 2012)

Francis Report 2012   Spotlight on Dementia care   Counting the Cost   National Audit of Dementia 2011

The Francis Report(Independent Inquiry, 2012)



Spotlight on Dementia Care(The Health Foundation, 2011)



Counting the cost - Caring for people with dementia in hospital wards(Alzheimer's Society, 2009)


Report of the National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals(CCQI, 2011)

PM Challenge on Dementia   Safe Staffing RCN 2012   Dignity and nutrition 2011   Review of the Dementia CQUIN

Prime Minister's challenge on dementia (Department of Health, 2012)


Safe staffing on older people's wards (RCN, 2012)


Dignity and Nutrition Inspection Programme (CQC, 2011)


Review of the national dementia CQUIN and launch of the call to arms (October 2012)

  NAD CQC      
RCN Developmental Programme: Transforming Dementia Care in Hospitals (RCN, 2014)   Cracks in the Pathway (CQC, 2014)   Dementia: A public health priority (WHO, 2012)   NICE clinical guideline 42: Supporting people with dementia and their carers in health and social care (NICE, 2006)

Assessing for Cognitive Impairment in Older People (The Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 2015)   World Alzheimer Report: Dementia and risk reduction (Alzheimer's Disease International, 2014)   Carers Rights Guide (Carers UK, 2014/15)   Prime Ministers challenge on dementia 2020 (DOH, 2015)


Triangle of care (carers included) (RCN, 2013)



Links to key resources from Quality Mark partner organisations:

Age UK


British Geriatrics Society


Royal College of Nursing


Royal College of Physicians



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