The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)’s 2015 report of Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE), covers assessments of healthcare premises in the NHS and the independent sector (in England). The inspection / assessment teams comprised at least 50% patients (known as patient assessors); hence the term “patient-led”.
These assessments focus on the care environment and non-clinical supporting services including cleanliness, food, hydration, privacy and dignity. The 2015 assessments are the first to include consideration of environments specifically relating to the care of people with dementia.
Patel, S. (2015). Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment – PLACE England 2015. London: Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), August 11th 2015.