Standards for the Care of Patients with Dementia in Acute Hospitals (CHKS)


CHKS was assisted by the Alzheimer’s Society in developing their assurance programme specifying standards for the care of patients with dementia in acute settings. This programme combines a framework of standards concerning the organisational structure and processes in acute hospitals. Monitoring of performance and outcome data is involved, to help focus continuing quality improvement.

The framework of standards is based on the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ National Audit of Dementia Care, and covers:

  1. Governance and leadership.
  2. Risk awareness.
  3. Staffing.
  4. Support and training.
  5. Patient pathways.
  6. The care environment.

Full Text Link


Robinson, P. [and] Tyndale-Biscoe, J. (2014). What makes a top hospital? Dementia care. London: CHKS, May 21st 2014. CHKS Thought Leadership Programme. Top Hospitals awards programme.

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