The Right Care: Improving Care for People with Dementia (Department of Health / NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement / Dementia Action Alliance)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012].

Summary

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, in partnership with the Dementia Action Alliance, is launching a “Call to Action” to promote the improvement of care for people with dementia in acute hospitals. The goal of “The Right Care: creating dementia friendly hospitals” is that by March 2013 every NHS hospital in England will commit to becoming a dementia friendly hospital.

There will be a series of initiatives, ranging from improving the design of wards to establishing dementia champions. The focus is to be on improving five key areas:

  1. The environment of care.
  2. The knowledge, skills and attitudes of the workforce.
  3. The ability to identify and assess cognitive impairment.
  4. The ability to support people with dementia, and facilitate planned hospital discharge.
  5. The use of person centered care plans, with the involvement of families and carers.

Read more: Prepare to take action: improving care for people with dementia. (Department of Health: Allied Health Professionals Bulletin).

See also: Dementia Action Alliance: The Right Care: creating dementia friendly hospitals.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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