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