The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a guide to support commissioners, clinicians and managers in the commissioning of high-quality evidence-based care for people with dementia and their carers.
The NICE support for commissioning dementia care (CMG48) resource provides practical advice for commissioners to improve the integration of health and social care. The intention is to ensure more people receive an early diagnosis and are enabled to access the care and support which they, and their families / carers, need. People with dementia should then be empowered to live well and independently with the condition for as long as possible.
The main section headings in this online resource comprise:
- Executive summary.
- The case for change.
- Integrated commissioning.
- Assessing service levels for people with dementia.
- Specifying the care of people with dementia.
- The commissioning tool.
- Topic advisory group: dementia.
- Appendix: using NICE quality standards for commissioning.
NICE support for commissioners of dementia care (CMG48) should help commissioners achieve the outcomes set out in the clinical commissioning group outcomes indicator set and the national health and social care outcomes frameworks.
“The commissioning tool that accompanies this guide enables commissioners to show how well they are performing against a range of outcome measures that together demonstrate how well the whole system is working. Where data is available, the tool also demonstrates where improvements against outcome measures have prevented or reduced avoidable expenditure in the health and social care system”.
NICE support for commissioners of dementia care (CMG48). National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), April 2013.
Note: This guide updates and replaces the previous NICE commissioning guides on memory assessment services (2007) and end of life care for people with dementia (2010).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].