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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03240: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish data on how NHS services are performing against the standards set out in the Standards of Care for Dementia.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 18 October 2016

Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s (HIS) 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. Their reports are published and available on the HIS website.

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. An overall inspection report will be published and available on the Care Inspectorate’s website in 2017.