Health Education England fully supports the Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter that is being relaunched today.
HEE is a proud signatory to this Charter that provides guidance on best practice for staff and shows people living with dementia, their carers and families what they can expect and what they can rely on when they access a dementia friendly hospital.
Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Chief Nurse and Interim Regional Director for London, HEE said:
“This Charter gives patients that safety blanket of knowing there is a minimum set of standards specifically focusing on the needs of people with dementia and their families and carers, that highlights the importance of compassion as well as high quality care. I am pleased to see the Charter states all staff and dedicated volunteers undertake Tier 1 dementia awareness training aligned to the learning outcomes set out in the Dementia Training Standards Framework. This Framework developed by HEE in partnership with Skills for Health and Skills for Care has itself been recently refreshed. The Charter also helpfully reinforces the need for those staff working regularly with people living with dementia to undertake higher levels of training in accordance with the Framework.”
More information on the Dementia Friendly Hospital Charter can be found here.