This integrated checklist, published by the London Strategic Clinical Networks, will help commissioners to commission services that provide excellent care to people with dementia in both specialist and non specialist care settings.
The overall aim of the checklist is to help ensure the particular needs of people with dementia are considered when commissioning services.
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This list of aims applies across all levels of care and within services both in primary and secondary care but the level of detail for each stated aim would depend on the service being commissioned and the local needs. When commissioning a service the particular diversity of the population being served should be a key consideration e.g. BME, LGBT etc.
For example, in a hospital the commissioner may specify specific dementia friendly environments such as signage, however, in domiciliary care where this is not possible, it might be that there needs to be a system in place to report any negative environmental factors such as loose rugs so that the person with dementia and their carer can be informed in an appropriate manner and then make an informed decision.