Date of publication: April 2013
Publication type: Guidelines
In a nutshell: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a guide to support the commissioning of high-quality, evidence-based care of people who have dementia. The NICE support for commissioning dementia care provides practical advice for commissioners to improve the integration of health and social care. This will help ensure that more people with dementia receive an early diagnosis and can access the care and support that they, and their carers, need to live well and independently with dementia for as long as possible. Support for commissioning will help commissioners achieve the outcomes set out in the clinical commissioning group outcomes indicator set and other national health and social care outcomes frameworks. The commissioning tool that accompanies this guide enables commissioners to show how well they are performing against a range of outcome measures that together demonstrate how well the whole system is working.