Dementia Assessment and Referral 2016-17

This section of the website provides information on the Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection for the period April 2016 to March 2017.


This data collection reports on the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and over admitted as an emergency for more than 72 hours in England who have been identified as potentially having dementia, who are appropriately assessed and who are referred on to specialist services. This is described with the acronym FAIR (Find, Assess/Investigate, Refer). The dementia data collection has been in place since 2013/14 with the focus on acute trusts. As part of the CQUIN process, this data return was expanded for 2015/16 to cover community services providers and commissioners and to look at care plans on discharge which meet agreed standards. These additional requirements will no longer apply in 2016/17, but the standard contract notes (para 39.18 of the technical guidance document) that the original FAIR return will remain a mandatory, BAAS-approved data submission for all acute providers.

*UPDATE: Please note, after the September 2016 publication, a quarterly commentary will no longer be published. A summary of findings can still be found in the corresponding press notice to the month or quarter. If you would like any more information, please email .

For further information please see


Dementia Standard Contract Indicator 2016-17 Guidance

Guidance on the data revisions policy can be found in the Statistics Code of Practice compliance section:

UNIFY Revisions Policy – October 2014 (PDF, 285K)

2016/17 Data

March 2017 (Quarter 4 2016-17) Data (revised 1st November 2017)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q4-2016-17 REVISED (XLS, 75KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q4-2016-17 REVISED (CSV, 36KB)

SUPERSEDED (released 7th June 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-Q4-2016-17 (PDF, 193KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q4-2016-17 (XLS, 75KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q4-2016-17 (CSV, 36KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-March-2017 (PDF, 72KB)


February 2017 Data (released 3rd May 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-February-2017 (PDF, 188KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-February-2017 (XLS, 35KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-February-2017 (CSV, 15KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-February-2017 (PDF, 72KB)


January 2017 Data (released 5th April 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-January-2017 (PDF, 189KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-January-2017 (XLS, 35KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-January-2017 (CSV, 15KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-January-2017 {PDF, 72KB)


December 2016 (Quarter 3 2016-17) Data (revised 3rd May 2017)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q3-2016-17 REVISED (XLS, 75KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q3-2016-17 REVISED (CSV, 36KB)

SUPERSEDED (released 1st March 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-Q3-2016-17 (PDF, 193KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q3-2016-17 (XLS, 75KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q3-2016-17 (CSV, 36KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-December-2016 (PDF, 72KB)


November 2016 Data (released 1st February 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-November-2016 (PDF, 189KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-November-2016 (XLS, 35KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-November-2016 (CSV, 15KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-November-2016 (PDF, 72KB)


October 2016 Data (released 4th January 2017)






September 2016 (Quarter 2 2016-17) Data (revised 3rd May 2017)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q2-2016-17 REVISED (XLS, 75KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q2-2016-17 REVISED (CSV, 36KB)

SUPERSEDED (released 7th December 2016)







August 2016 Data (released 2nd November 2016)






July 2016 Data (released 5th October 2016)






June 2016 (Quarter 1 2016-17) Data (revised 2nd November 2016)



SUPERSEDED (released 7th September 2016)

Dementia-Press-Notice-Q1-2016-17 (PDF, 193KB)

Dementia-Commentary-Q1-2016-17 (PDF, 641KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q1-2016-17 (CSV, 36KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q1-2016-17 (XLS, 70KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-June-2016 (PDF, 73KB)


May 2016 Data  (revised data published with Q1 2016/17)

SUPERSEDED (released 3rd August 2016)

Dementia-Data-Collection-May-2016 (XLS, 40KB)

Dementia-Press-Notice-May-2016 (PDF, 188KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-May-2016 (PDF, 71KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-May-2016 (CSV, 15KB)


April 2016 Data (revised data published with Q1 2016/17)

SUPERSEDED (released 6th July 2016)

Dementia-Press-Notice-April-2016 (PDF, 192KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-April-2016 (XLS, 40KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-April-2016 (CSV, 15KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-April-2016 (PDF, 73KB)


Contact Us

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.