NHS England has developed a repository of examples / case studies of best practice, which is available via the online Learning Environment.
NHS England expect CCGs etc. may wish to use this resource to improve services for their patients, in line with directions found in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCG IAF), published in March 2016. The CCG IAF framework specified national priorities concerning dementia:
- Improving diagnosis rates for people with dementia.
- Improving dementia care planning and post-diagnostic support.
Examples of good dementia care are likely to cover the five domains of the “Well Pathway For Dementia”: i.e. preventing, diagnosing, supporting, living and dying well (plus other aspects of commissioning support such as monitoring, training, research and integration). This repository / directory is expected to include a wide variety of suggestions for development and commissioning support from a range of organisations and networks.
Full Text Link Note: Full access to this service requires free registration with the organisers.
Dementia: Best practice repository for clinical commissioning. [Online]: NHS England / NHS England Dementia Team, April 2017.
Note: Always read the de-motivating small-print…
“Disclaimer: This directory is simply a list of organisations who have indicated that they can provide support to CCGs. It does not constitute any form of framework or other evaluated list of providers and is not the result of any tender process. NHS England accepts no responsibility for whether or not the listed organisations can provide the support which a CCG needs. It is important to note that using this tool does not remove any obligation to ensure that services are procured in accordance with the law and your own organisation’s policies and procedures”.