Dementia in Hospitals collaborative relaunched

We are delighted to announce the Dementia in Hospitals collaborative is being relaunched, having previously been paused due to NHS boards being focused on their response to COVID-19.

The aim of the programme is to improve hospital care for people with dementia by 2023, with a focus on person-centred care planning to support the prevention and management of stress and distress.

We are working with Alzheimer Scotland Nurse/AHP consultants and 19 teams to improve person-centred care planning for people with dementia in hospitals. The teams come from the following NHS board areas:

  • Ayrshire & Arran
  • Borders
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Fife
  • Forth Valley
  • Grampian
  • Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Highland
  • Lanarkshire
  • Lothian, and
  • Orkney.

The teams participating in the collaborative are based in three different settings:

  • acute hospitals
  • community hospitals, and
  • specialist dementia units.

The ihub's Focus on Dementia Portfolio Lead, Michelle Miller, said:

"This work has huge potential to improve the experience and outcomes people with dementia have within a hospital setting. We are delighted to be working together with Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Consultants and teams across Scotland together with people with dementia and carers to take this work forward."

The first learning session when teams will meet is on 30 June 2021

This work is funded by the Scottish Government. More information about our work is on our Dementia in Hospitals web page.