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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03238: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how it measures performance against the Standards of Care for Dementia and how often it does so.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 18 October 2016

Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s on-going programme of inspections into older people’s care in acute general hospital settings includes a focus on dementia care and utilises the dementia standards in its inspection methodology.

A 10-point National Action Plan supports implementation of the dementia standards in acute care and is supported by a national improvement programme.

The Care Inspectorate will carry out 150 dementia-focused inspections in care home for older people in 2016-17. The inspections will focus on how the dementia standards have been applied in practice.

Application of the dementia standards and the human-rights based principles behind them are also the basis for the implementation of the national dementia health and social services workforce skills and knowledge framework Promoting Excellence and the training and resources to support implementation of the national dementia post-diagnostic support Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Standard.