As a step in the development of a Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF), stakeholders have been invited to comment on suggested new quality indicators. The indicators have been mapped against the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework, and encompass the three dimensions of quality (effectiveness, patient experience and safety). The consultation closes on February 29th 2012. Proposals of interest (quoted directly below) include:
Domain 1: Preventing people from dying prematurely.
Domain 1: Indicators derived from NHS Outcomes Framework.
1.23 People with dementia prescribed anti-psychotic medication.
“The intent of indicator 1.23 is to measure the proportion of people with dementia who are prescribed anti-psychotic medication. A threshold of close to zero is expected for this indicator”.
Domain 2: Enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions.
Domain 2: Indicators derived from NHS Outcomes Framework.
2.6 Enhancing quality of life for people with dementia: an indicator needs to be developed.
2.43 People presenting with suspected dementia who are referred to a memory assessment service.
2.44 People presenting with suspected dementia who are referred and seen by memory assessment services within 3 months.
2.45 People newly diagnosed with dementia with early stage of dementia (as a proportion of all people newly diagnosed).
2.46 Staff who work with people with dementia who have had dementia care training.
2.47 Staff who have a record of appropriate dementia care training within the last 3 years.
2.48 Health related quality of life for people with dementia (assessed using DEMQol).
2.49 Carers of people with dementia referred for an assessment of their social needs.
2.50 People with suspected dementia or a diagnosis of dementia admitted to hospital, or attending the emergency department, who are referred to a liaison service.
Domain 4: Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care.
Domain 4: Indicators derived from NHS Outcomes Framework.
4.16 Carers of people with dementia receiving an assessment of their needs for psychological interventions.
4.17 Carers of people with dementia assessed as needing psychological interventions who receive psychological interventions.
Consultation on Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF) indicators. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), 2012.