Quality Standard for Dementia

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Issue 1 August 2010].

Abstract

This service guideline is targeted at the public, public health practitioners, clinicians, commissioners, health and social care professionals.

As a quality standard it defines the basis of a high standard of care for dementia. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors.

This guideline also supplies a description of what a high-quality This service guideline is targeted at the public, public health practitioners, clinicians, commissioners, health and social care professionals.

As a quality standard it defines the basis of a high standard of care for dementia. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors.

This guideline also supplies a description of what a high-quality dementia service should look like.

An integrated approach to provision of services is considered to be fundamental so this document describes what a high-quality dementia service should look like across the whole care pathway. This quality standard addresses care provided by health and social care staff in direct contact with people with dementia in hospital, community, home-based, group care, residential or specialist care settings.

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Reference

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Implementation Directorate, Quality Standards Programme. Quality standard for dementia. London: NICE, 2010.

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