Dementia Assessment and Referral

This section of the website provides information on Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection which has been made mandatory since April 2013 for all NHS funded trusts providing acute services.

Note: We will be publishing revisions of 2014/15 data on the 1stMay 2015. If you are interested in revising 2014/15 Dementia Assessment & Referral data, please make a request to  Please let us know which months you would like to revise and your reasons for wanting to do this by 31st March. The UNIFY Revisions Policy can be found below.


This data collection reports on the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and over admitted as an emergency for more than 72 hours who have been identified as potentially having dementia, who are appropriately assessed and, where appropriate, referred on to specialist services in England.


CQUIN Guidance 2013-14 (PDF, 598KB)
CQUIN Guidance 2014-15 (PDF, 751KB)

Guidance on the data revisions policy can be found in the Statistics Code of Practice compliance section:
UNIFY Revisions Policy – October 2014

Data Publications for 2014-15

Data Publications for 2013-14


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You can obtain further details about the statistics published in this section or comment on the section by emailing the team at the address below.