A GP investigation has found memory service investment and access varies widely across the UK. A set of online interactive charts from GPonline.com allows readers to explore the figures behind the issue. Funding for, and access to, memory assessment services is alleged to be prone to an unacceptable “postcode lottery” across the UK. Such variations are unacceptable, so more investment may be required for early diagnosis services in some regions.
The reader is advised to hover the mouse cursor over the interactive graphs to obtain pop-ups highlighting the comparative figures for his/her area.
How the UK falls short on dementia. GP Online, March 7th 2011.