National dementia CQUIN

The National dementia CQUIN aims to help identify patients with dementia and other causes of cognitive impairment, alongside their other medical conditions and to prompt appropriate referral and follow up after they leave hospital.

The CQUIN has three main aims:

  • Identifying people with dementia – members of staff will ask members of the family or friends of a person admitted to hospital if the patient has suffered any problems with their memory in the last 12 months
  • Asses people with dementia – if there is evidence to suggest a problem with their memory, that person will be given a dementia risk assessment
  • Refer on for advice – a referral would be made for further support either to a liaison team, a memory clinic or a GP.

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Watch the video below in which blog Professor Alistair Burns,, introduces the National Commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) plan.