Dementia is the term used to describe a range of symptoms caused by diseases which damage the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease, or a series of strokes. Symptoms vary extensively but may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, language and problem solving, and changes in mood and behaviour. The National Audit of Dementia examines aspects of the care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. It is managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement. It builds upon two earlier rounds of the audit which ran between 2010-13 which were also managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects including inclusion and exclusion criteria, data collection periods, and reporting dates, is available on the National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.
Clinical Outcomes Publication (COP)
This project will shortly be joining the Clinical Outcomes Publication programme. For further details about this programme, please see HQIP’s COP webpages.
Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the data.gov.uk website.
For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.
Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at: www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.