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Dementia Nurse Consultant report

The purpose of this report is to set out a strategic plan and vision which outlines the main priorities, actions and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant (ASDNC) group for the years 2019-2020. This is drawing on key achievements and impact areas from 2015-2018 and in line with both Commitment 7 of the third National Dementia Strategy (2017-2020) and the 10 Dementia Care Actions in hospital care. The report does not focus on local priorities for individual ASDNCs - these will be set as local needs dictate. The priorities identified here reflect the central funding (approx 33%) from Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish Government and what the ASDNCs will realistically aspire to deliver in 2019-2020.

This report sets out a direction of travel for the ASDNCs in 2019-20 in line with the timescales of the third National Dementia Strategy 2017-2020. It presents a summary of the work of ASDNCs in the period 2015 –2018 and follows on from the previous report ‘Shifting the paradigm together: Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultants and Allied Health Professional Consultants’ report 2015'.

The report is set out in three parts:

  • Part 1 provides an evidence-based picture of hospital care for people with dementia and their families in Scotland
  • Part 2 highlights the impact of the ASDNCs since the last report in 2015
  • Part 3 sets out key national priorities and actions for ASDNCs in the next two years.

The ASDNCs will continue to work within their individual boards to deliver the 10 Dementia Care Actions in hospital, based on local needs and priorities. The actions in this report are actions for the ASDNCs to deliver, as an expert group that reflects the national funding support from Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish Government.

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