As part of ongoing efforts to improve standards of care for people suffering with dementia, the Care Quality Commission is undertaking a national programme of inspections looking at how effectively care homes and hospitals in England provide for those affected by this terrible condition. It will investigate how people living with dementia are supported to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as how good care can reduce admissions to hospital. As part of this programme, the Commission wants to hear from people touched by dementia about their experiences of local care services. I would encourage people with dementia, their relatives, friends and carers, to contribute to this vital piece of research. You can do so: by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone on 03000 61 61 61 or online via a webform, available here I welcome this action by the CQC as another important step towards developing more effective care and support for dementia sufferers and their families.