Developing a clinical framework for dementia, delirium and depression
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust developed a clinical framework that brings together recommendations from 6 NICE guidelines. It provides frontline clinicians with standards for care delivery and outlines practical steps to ensure person-centred care.
To support implementation of the framework, the team provided frontline clinical staff with prompt cards. These act as a reference aid for how to embed the clinical framework in day-to-day care delivery. A 1-day training session also enabled clinicians to better understand:
- the rationale for the framework
- why person-centred care makes such a difference to people living with dementia, delirium and depression.
The project enabled teams to identify key risks, signs and symptoms associated with all 3 conditions in an effective and timely manner. Longer-term, this will enable signs of delirium to be identified earlier for treatment in community settings rather than hospital admission.
This project is one of many implementation case studies contained in our shared learning collection.