[PDF] National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals 2018–2019. Round Four Audit Report

Royal College of Psychiatrists - RCPsych
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Publication date:
10 July 2019


This  fourth National Audit of Dementia report is based on data received from 195 acute general hospitals in England and Wales. 

The report details improvements since the Round 3 audit report in 2017, including: 

  • 96% hospitals signed up to John's Campaign, advocating the right for people with dementia to be supported by family carers when in hospital
  • Only 10% staff said that they had not received dementia training at the hospital, compared with 17% in Round 3
  • 51% carers said that staff were well informed and understood the needs of people with dementia (up from 47%)
  • 66% staff felt encouraged to accommodate individual needs of people with dementia (up from 61%)