Quality and Excellence in Specialist Dementia Care (QESDC): baseline one-off self-assessment tool and reporting arrangements

NHS Boards undertook a one-off baseline self-assessment of current practices in all specialist dementia care settings to meet the needs of Commitment 11 and address the issues raised in the Mental Welfare Commission report 'Dignity and Respect: dementia continuing care visits'. This report summarises those self-assessment returns to identify common areas of practice.


1. Access at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Services/Mental-Health/Dementia/DementiaStrategy1316

2. Access at: http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/media/191892/ dignity_and_respect_-_final_approved.pdf

3. Excluding Orkney and Shetland.

4. Access at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/05/31085414

5. Access at: http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/350174/0117211.pdf

6. Access at: http://www.2010palliativecareguidelines.scot.nhs.uk/documents/SG_InterimGuidanceDec2013.pdf

7. Access at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/10/01091608/0

8. Access at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2010/05/24095633/0

9. The ABC approach is a way of characterising events and resultant behaviours. A behaviour in response to an activating event generates a consequence. If the consequence is inappropriately managed, the situation may escalate and in turn become another activating event (Source: http://www.dementiamanagementstrategy.com/Pages/ABC_of_behaviour_management.aspx).


Email: Ian Roxburgh

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