This publication provides the results from the 2017 Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) Programme. It includes an experimental interactive report which allows users to explore the underlying data in a variety of ways. We especially welcome your suggestions and feedback on this product.
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PLACE assessments are an annual appraisal of the non-clinical aspects of NHS and independent/private healthcare settings, undertaken by teams made up of staff and members of the public (known as patient assessors). The team must include a minimum of 50 per cent patient assessors.
PLACE assessments provide a framework for assessing quality against common guidelines and standards in order to quantify the environment's cleanliness, food and hydration provision, the extent to which the provision of care with privacy and dignity is supported, and whether the premises are equipped to meet the needs of people with dementia or with a disability.