NICE publishes dementia quality standard

This NICE dementia quality standard includes quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care for living well with dementia.

The scope of the quality standard covers care provided by health and social care staff in direct contact with people with dementia in hospital, community, home-based, group care, residential or specialist care settings.

The quality standard for dementia is based on the understanding that dementia services are commissioned from and coordinated across all relevant agencies encompassing the whole dementia care pathway. An integrated approach to provision of services is fundamental to the delivery of high quality care to people with dementia.

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