Using the Quality Improvement Framework

The Quality Improvement Framework for Dementia Post-Diagnostic Support in Scotland sets out the criteria for high quality post‑diagnostic support (PDS) for people living with dementia. It is a self-assessment tool to support teams to identify good practice as well as areas for improvement.

Our impact

The framework has been adopted by Alzheimer Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland’s practitioners work in partnership with 16 health and social care partnerships to deliver PDS.

We supported early adopters of the framework by establishing a learning and support group to share learning about the framework across teams and areas. We recruited 16 early adopters to the group.

We conducted interviews with members of our learning and support group to learn more about the impact of the framework. Here are some examples of how teams have used the framework to benefit their service and the people they support.

Next steps

We would like to hear from teams or services planning to use the tool. We are also interested in feedback from teams who have used the tool. To find out more or to share your experiences, contact the team at