Commissioning Services for People with Dementia (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011].

Summary

The Department of Health‘s Dementia Commissioning Pack provides commissioners with a range of service specifications, tools and templates to help deliver the services specified in the National Dementia Strategy and the associated outcomes-oriented implementation plan. The National Dementia Strategy entailed:

  • Early diagnosis and interventions.
  • Better care at home and in care homes.
  • Better care in hospitals.
  • Appropriate use of antipsychotic medication.
  • Improved support for carers.

The National Dementia Strategy defined a standard for good, integrated dementia care and how this should be understood by commissioners, service providers, people with dementia and carers.

Read more: Commissioning services for people with dementia (Department of Health).

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Reference

Department of Health (2011). Dementia Commissioning Pack. London, Department of Health, July 2011.

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