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Quality outcomes for people with dementia: Building on the work of the National Dementia Strategy

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    28 September 2010
  • Publication format:
    A4:Electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    14700
  • Pages:
    22
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

This document presents the Department’s revised, outcomes focused implementation plan for ‘Living well with dementia: A National Dementia Strategy’, which was published in February 2009. It updates the previous implementation plan for the Strategy, which was published in July 2009.

The key purpose of this revised implementation plan is to set out for health and social care localities and their delivery partners:

  • the Department of Health’s role and its priorities during 2010/11 for supporting local delivery of and local accountability for the implementation of 'Living well with dementia – A National Dementia Strategy';
  • the Strategy’s fit with the new vision for the future of health and care as set out in the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS; and
  • it's fit with the consultation document 'Liberating the NHS: Transparency in outcomes - a framework for the NHS'.

At the heart of this vision is the Government’s commitment to putting patients and the public first; improving health and social care outcomes; ensuring autonomy, accountability and democratic legitimacy and improving efficiency.

This document is not setting priorities for delivery by the NHS, social care or its delivery partners. It does not state what services should be planned, commissioned, provided and delivered. As highlighted in the National Dementia Strategy, the pace of implementation will vary depending on local circumstances and the level and development of services within each NHS and Local Authority area. It describes what the Department of Health considers as its priorities for policy development in its role of enabler for continued progress in improving outcomes for people with dementia and their carers.

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