Dementia Assessment and Referral 2017-18

This section of the website provides information on the Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection for the period April 2017 to March 2018.


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 have no longer applied since 2016/17, but the standard contract notes that the original FAIR return remains a mandatory, BAAS-approved data submission for all acute providers. See para 39.17 of the 2017/18 Technical Guidance.


For further information please see



Dementia Standard Contract Indicator 2017-18 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)

2017/18 Data

March 2018 Data (Quarter 4 2017-18) (released 6th June 2018)

Dementia-Press-Notice-Q4-2017-18 (PDF 202KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q4-2017-18 (XLS, 72KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q4-2017-18 (CSV, 36KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-Mar-2018 (PDF 20KB)


February 2018 Data (released 2nd May 2018)

Dementia-Press-Notice-February-2018 (PDF 195KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-February-2018 (XLS, 44KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-February-2018 (CSV, 15KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-Feb-2018 (PDF 20KB)


January 2018 Data (released 4th April 2018)

Dementia-Press-Notice-January-2018 (PDF 195KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-January-2018 (XLS, 44KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-January-2018 (CSV, 15KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-January-2018 (PDF 20KB)


December 2017 Data (Quarter 3 2017-18) (released 7th March 2018)

Dementia-Press-Notice-Q3-2017-18 (PDF 196KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q3- 2017-18 v1.1 (XLS, 72KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q3-2017-18 (CSV, 53KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-Dec-2017 (PDF 18KB)


November 2017 Data (released 7th February 2018)

Dementia-Press-Notice-November-2017 (PDF 196 KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-November-2017 (XLS, 44KB)

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

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-Nov-2017 (PDF 20KB)


October 2017 Data (released 3rd January 2018)

Dementia-Press-Notice-October-2017 (PDF 191KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-October-2017 (XLS, 36KB)

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

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-Oct-2017 (PDF 18KB)


September 2017 (Quarter 2 2017-18) Data (revised 2nd May 2018)

Dementia-Data-Collection–Q2 2017-18 REVISED (XLS, 71KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q2-2017-18 REVISED (CSV, 53KB)

SUPERSEDED (released 6th December 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-Q2-2017-18 (PDF 203KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection–Q2 2017-18 (XLS, 71KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q2-2017-18 (CSV, 53KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-Sept-2017 (PDF 20KB)


August 2017 Data (released 1st November 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-August-2017 (PDF 190KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-August-2017 (XLS, 36KB)

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

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-August-2017 (PDF 20KB)


July 2017 Data (released 4th October 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-July-2017 (PDF 190KB)

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

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

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-July-2017 (PDF 18KB)


June 2017 (Quarter 1 2017-18) Data (revised 1st November 2017)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q1 2017-18 REVISED (XLS, 75KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q1 2017-18 REVISED (CSV, 36KB)

SUPERSEDED (released 6th September 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-Q1-2017-18 (PDF 189KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q1-2017-18 (XLS, 75KB)

Dementia-Data-Collection-Q1-2017-18 (CSV, 35KB)

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-June-2017 (PDF 18KB)


May 2017 Data (released 2nd August 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-May-2017 (PDF 189KB)

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

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

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-May-2017 (PDF 18KB)


April 2017 Data (released 5th July 2017)

Dementia-Press-Notice-April-2017 (PDF 189KB)

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

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

Dementia-Pre-Release-Access-List-April-2017 (PDF 18KB)


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