The £20 Billion Question – an inquiry into improving lives through cost effective dementia services from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia – July 2011

Posted on August 8, 2011. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

The £20 Billion Question – an inquiry into improving lives through cost effective dementia services from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia – July 2011

“The terms of reference of the inquiry

In December 2010 the APPG on Dementia announced that it would undertake an inquiry into how to make the best use of the resources currently spent on dementia while at the same time improving outcomes for people with dementia and carers.

A key stimulus for this inquiry was the current difficult financial climate for public services, and also the existing evidence to show that although dementia costs the UK £20 billion a year, much of this money is spent inefficiently on poor-quality care.

The APPG was interested to find current examples of good practice in dementia care, which are both value for money and consistently deliver good outcomes for people. It also wanted to bring these together in a report as a useful tool that providers and commissioners of dementia care can draw on.

The inquiry requested evidence from a variety of stakeholder groups, including people with dementia, carers, health and social care professionals, care home and home care providers, academics, regulators and trade bodies.

These people were asked what they saw as the barriers to achieving quality and cost-efficient dementia care across the UK, and what opportunities there are to develop knowledge-sharing and best practice in this area.”  … continues on the site

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