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National Audit of Dementia



What is the National Audit of Dementia?

The National Audit of Dementia is working with hospitals providing general acute inpatient services to measure criteria relating to care delivery which are known to impact on people with dementia admitted to hospital. 


Criteria include policies and governance in the hospital that recognise and support the needs of people with dementia, elements of comprehensive assessment, involvement of carers, discharge planning, and identified changes to support needs during admission.


The first round of audit took place in 2010. Nearly all (99%) acute Trusts/Health Boards in England and Wales registered one or more sites to participate.


The second round of audit took place in 2012. All acute Trusts/Health Boards in England and Wales registered one or more sites to participate.


Please view our terms and conditions.



Other CCQI projects involved with the care of older people:



National Audit of Dementia in Ireland:




Overview of the project

Background information about the project


Information about the audit

Information on the second and first round of audit

Reports, audit materials, data tables and resources

Including audit tools, action planning toolkit, standards document and newsletters

Participating hospitals

Information about which hospitals and trusts took
part in the core and enhanced audit

The project team

How to contact us and support that we provide

Why should you join?
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Designing Care Environments for People with Dementia

Two-day residential workshops

3 - 4 June & 15 - 16 October 2014

For more information please visit the King's Fund website.


The national report for the second round of audit has now been published. It presents progress made since the first round of audit and recommendations made to improve the care provided to people with dementia in general hospitals.

National EventS

The first national event for England and Wales took place on the 12 and 18 July. Information about the events, including slides from speakers, can now be accessed here.

future rounds of audit

The tendering process for future audit has been launched (

As soon as we have more information about this we will update this page and email audit contacts.

Please note that no information will be released before July 2014.