National Audit of Dementia (NAD)

Supplier info

Name: Chloe Hood
Org: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
Phone: 020 3701 2682
Website: RCPsych

HQIP contact

Natalia Plejic

Programme overview

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 earlier rounds of the audit going back to 2010 which were also managed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and 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.

Patient & Public Engagement case study: The National Audit of Dementia’s (NAD) case study of their  entry from the 2020 Richard Driscoll Memorial Award (RDMA) can be read in full here.

Accessing data

Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Related resources’ section.

For regularly updated dynamic reporting of audit data, follow the link in the HQIP Directory in the column called ‘Link to dynamic reporting’.

The reported data is also placed on the 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:

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