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Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers [NG97]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.1.3

Consider using a structured tool to assess the likes and dislikes, routines and personal history of a person living with dementia.

What was measured: Proportion of hospitals which reported having a formal system in place for collecting personal information about people with dementia.
Data collection end: October 2018
97%
Number that met the criteria: 190 / 195
Area covered: National
Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists. National Audit of Dementia.


Recommendation: 1.3.5

Staff delivering care and support should maximise continuity and consistency of care. Ensure that relevant information is shared and recorded in the person's care and support plan.

What was measured: Proportion of hospitals which reporting having a system in place on the ward to ensure that staff were aware of the person's dementia and how it affected them.
Data collection end: October 2018
93%
Number that met the criteria: 181 / 195
Area covered: National
Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists. National Audit of Dementia.

What was measured: Proportion of hospitals which reported having a system that works between or across wards or treatment areas to ensure that staff are aware of the person's dementia and how it affects them.
Data collection end: October 2018
77%
Area covered: National
Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists. National Audit of Dementia.



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