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National Audit of Dementia

Information about the second round of audit (2012-2013)

Structure of the audit

The audit will consist of 2 modules:

  • Hospital organisational checklist: This module will look at the structures, policies, care processes and key staff that impact on service planning and provision for care of people with dementia within a general hospital. 


  • Casenote audit:  In this module, hospitals identify the records of a minimum of 40 patients with a diagnosis or current history of dementia, which will be audited against a checklist of standards that relate to their admission, assessment, care planning/delivery, and discharge.


Participating in the second round

The second round of audit is a repeat of the casenote and organisational audit from the first round to look at progress hospitals made between both cycles. Therefore, criteria for participation is the same as the first round: open to all general acute hospitals, or those providing general acute services on more than one ward, in England and Wales.


Data Collection

Data collection for the second round is anticipated to begin in April 2012 and be completed by September 2012.


When will results be published?

Hospitals who submit data for the audit will receive a local report with data from their hospitals compared to amalgamated data from all hospitals in February 2013. For those hospitals that participated in the first round, their local reports will also present data from the first round of audit to allow comparison. The national report for the second round of audit will be published in June 2013.

  Where next...


National Audit of Dementia,

21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB    

Fax: 020 3701 2761




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