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Dementia care review

11 December 2013
  • Public

We are carrying out a themed inspection programme that looks at the quality of dementia care in England.

We will inspect around 150 care homes and acute hospitals looking at the care and support that they provide to people with dementia.

What will the inspections focus on?

We want to find out what works well and what needs to improve.

Our inspections will focus on:

  • how people living with dementia are supported to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • how effective care can reduce admissions to hospital from care homes and avoid unnecessary lengthy stays.
  • how care services can work together when there is a need for people to move between services.

Find out more about our Themed review of dementia care.

Tell us about your care

Tell us your experiences of dementia care - whether you’re living with dementia, or whether you’re a family member, friend, relative and/or carer of someone with dementia.

Complete this webform and share your experiences.

You can also share your experience by contacting one of the organisations below.

  • Age UK
  • Dementia Action Alliance
  • Regional Voices
  • Race Equality Foundation
  • local Healthwatch

David Behan, CQC Chief Executive, said: "670,000 people in England are estimated to have dementia and the number is expected to double over the next three decades. We know that these people are often vulnerable because of their condition and can rely on a number of services across health and social care to support their physical, mental and social wellbeing.

"There is a real need to explore why people with dementia may not be receiving high quality care, as well as how the different services work together."

Last updated:
29 May 2017