National Dementia CQUIN Coming Soon (Department of Health, Dementia)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 8, March 2012].

Summary

The Department of Health is working on a national commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) aimed at improving dementia care in hospitals. This CQUIN is due to be launched in March / April this year, and there will be incentive payments available.

In this Department of Health video web blog posting, Professor Alistair Burns (National Clinical Dementia Director, Department of Health) introduces this National Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) plan. The purpose is to improve general awareness around dementia identification and referral when people over the age of 75 years are admitted to hospital.

A flowchart has been developed for healthcare staff to use.

The CQUIN covers three main elements, covered under the acronym “FAR”:

  1. Find: To assist in the identification of people with dementia, staff will ask members of the family or friends of each person over 75 admitted to hospital if the patient has suffered any problems with their memory (specifically asking about “forgetfulness”)during the past 12 months.
  2. Assess: Where there is evidence suggesting a problem with memory, the person will be given a dementia risk assessment.
  3. Refer: If appropriate, referrals will be made for further support, whether to a liaison team, a memory clinic or the GP.

Read more and view the video: Introducing the national dementia CQUIN (Department of Health).

For more recent details, click here.

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