Care Quality Commission to carry out inspections to monitor dementia care

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Posted 12/12/2013

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to carry out focused inspections of some 150 care homes and acute hospitals across England to review how people with dementia are cared for.The CQC will monitor the care and support that these services provide for people with dementia and, in doing so, aims to identify common themes on what works well and what needs to improve on a national level.This announcement coincides with a G8 summit in London on developing a coordinated global action to prevent, delay and effectively treat the condition.Sharon Allison, a medical injury lawyer at Ashtons Legal, says: “It is well known that there are some parts of the country that are forging ahead in dementia care while other parts are sadly lagging behind. Dementia sufferers have to rely on a whole host of services across health and social care to cater for their needs. These services often work in isolation of each other which can have a detrimental effect on the patient’s treatment.Effective dementia care can be managed well in the community with the right support from the right services. A reduction on hospital admissions at a time when NHS services are already stretched has to be a good thing.”


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