Care of people with dementia: quality standard consultation

NICE have been asked by the Department of Health to pilot the development of a quality standard for social care on Dementia: supporting people to live well with dementia for use in England. The consultation period has now closed.

Further information about existing stakeholders and stakeholder registration process can be found below:

Consultation dates: 16 August to 16 October 2012

Consultation documents

Please note: this quality standard is provisional and may change after consultation with stakeholders and field testing.

General points to consider in the consultation:

  • How will this quality standard improve the quality of care provided?
  • What important areas of care or services, if any, are not covered by this quality standard?
  • How useful are each of the proposed quality statements?
  • Which are the most important quality statements and why?
  • Are any of the proposed quality statements inappropriate and if so why?
  • How measurable are each of the proposed quality statements - how easy will it be to collect data for each statement?
  • Are any of the proposed quality measures inappropriate and, if so why, and can you identify suitable alternatives?
  • Are there any additional quality measures that should be included?

Specific questions on this pilot quality standard for social care:

General points to consider in the consultation

  • Style and format. Could the information be easier to read and follow?
  • Whether the quality statements adequately cover: safety issues, effectiveness; and people's experience of using services.
  • How suitable are the different audience descriptions presented in the ‘Descriptions of what the statement means for each audiences' section?
  • Whether the pilot quality standard for social care could be changed to better promote equity of access to high-quality services relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status. In answering this question, please include details of:

    - which particular parts of the pilot quality standard for social care you think affect equity of access
    - why and how you think equity of access is affected.

Background documents

The following supporting documents were used in formulating the draft quality standard. These are working documents which are provided as background information only and are not for consultation.

Endorsing NICE Quality Standards

NICE is proud to jointly badge quality standards to help to achieve maximum dissemination among relevant audiences. If your organisation is interested in endorsing this quality standard please email socialcaredementia@nice.org.uk to express an interest.

Those who endorse quality standards must be:

  • National service user, patient, carer, voluntary, charity and non-governmental organisations that are run by, or directly reflect the perspectives of people who use services, carers or client groups, and represent the interests of people whose care is covered by the quality standard in England.
  • National organisations that represent the professionals who provide the care or services described in the quality standard in England.
  • National organisations that represent providers of care or services described in the quality standard in England.
  • Statutory organisations (an organisation set up by government for a specific purpose) including Ofsted, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and Local Government Improvement and Development.

Email enquiries

If you have any queries please email qualitystandards@nice.org.uk.

This page was last updated: 14 December 2012