Improving diagnosis and post-diagnostic support

Aim: To improve the quality of post-diagnostic support for people newly diagnosed with dementia in Scotland.

We will achieve this by:

  1. developing and testing a Quality Improvement Framework to support the delivery of high quality post-diagnostic support. We will develop and test associated measures with a focus on personal outcomes to support this work.
  2. developing and facilitating a network for post-diagnostic support practitioners across Scotland to share practice and innovation in order to reduce variation and improve quality of care and support.
  3. developing and facilitating a forum for post-diagnostic support leads across Scotland to share practice and link with national partners in order to support and inform dementia strategy implementation.
  4. testing the relocation of post-diagnostic support services within primary care, through initial testing within three GP cluster areas in Scotland. We will share the learning from this work in order to inform future policy and practice.

Contact us

hcis.focusondementia@nhs.net