Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'dementia'
This NICE quality standard defines a high standard of care within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
This quality standard covers the care provided by health and social care staff in direct contact with people with dementia in hospital, community, home-based, group care, residential or specialist care settings.
This quality standard should be considered in conjunction with NICE Quality Standard 30 on supporting people to live well with dementia (QS30).
January 2014: Following the independent review of the use of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) for the dying patient and the subsequent announcement of the phasing out of the LCP, reference to the LCP has been removed from this quality standard.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: dementia
This page was last updated: 06 March 2014
Quality standard formats
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Slide set
- NICE support for commissioners of dementia care commissioning guide
- Service redevelopment: integrated whole system services for people with dementia
- Social Care Institute for Excellence: Dementia Gateway
- CG42 Dementia: audit support
- CG42 Dementia: presenter slides
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the statements in the quality standard written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Full quality standard
The published full quality standard for health and social care professionals, public health practitioners, commissioners, service providers and patients, carers and the public, with quality measures, outcomes definitions and data sources.
Many organisations share NICE's commitment to improve quality by making it clear what quality care is for patients and the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers.
So that these standards reach the widest possible audience, some of these organisations have endorsed the dementia quality standard.
These organisations are: