Quality statement 2: Memory assessment services

Quality statement

People with suspected dementia are referred to a memory assessment service specialising in the diagnosis and initial management of dementia.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence that memory assessment services specialising in the diagnosis and initial management of dementia are the single point of referral for people with a possible diagnosis of dementia.

Process: Proportion of people with suspected dementia who are referred to a memory assessment service specialising in the diagnosis and initial management of dementia.

Numerator – the number of people who are referred to a memory assessment service specialising in the diagnosis and initial management of dementia.

Denominator – the number of people with suspected dementia.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure they offer a full range of services to aid diagnosis and initial management of dementia.

Health and social care professionals working with those with a possible diagnosis of dementia are aware of the process by which referrals can be made to the local memory assessment service.

Commissioners ensure all referrers can access memory assessment services for people with a possible diagnosis of dementia.

People receiving a possible diagnosis of dementia can expect to be referred to a memory assessment service.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection. Contained within NICE CG42 audit support, criterion 5.