Leadership and innovation in hospital care

Within this report, the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant (ASDNC) group's actions for 2019-2020 are set out in a strategic plan and vision, which also outlines the main priorities and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the ASDNC group for the years 2019-2020.

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 evidence in the report shows that the work of the ASDNCs and Dementia Champions; Promoting Excellence based education and training; improved environments; human rights including AWI and carer involvement have shifted the paradigm towards a greater awareness and understanding of the needs of people with dementia in hospital.

The report also shows the importance of getting care right, against the costs at a human and resource level of getting this care wrong, as indicated by the number of people with dementia in acute hospitals.