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

We achieve this by:

  1. developing and testing a Quality Improvement Framework to support the delivery of high quality post-diagnostic support. Developing an accompanying guide for people with dementia and their carers. For more information and to see our film on the Quality Improvement Framework visit our webpage.
  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 diagnosis and 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. For more information read our impact story and see our dementia friendly GP guide.  

How can I get involved? 

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To ensure everyone can benefit regardless of their characteristics or where they access care, we completed an Equality Impact Assessment. This highlights key equality issues that were considered by our project team, and any actions we took in relation to them. We are keeping this EQIA under review as the project progresses and we may update it if we receive new information.

Contact us

Want to get in touch? You can email us

his.focusondementia.nhs.scot