NHS Innovation Health and Wealth (Department of Health, Dementia)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012].


Approximately 600,000 people in the UK are primary carers for persons with dementia. It is estimated that carers save the UK tax payer £6 billion per year.  A recent report entitled “Innovation health and wealth: accelerating adoption of innovation in the NHS” recommended:

  • Improving access to psychological therapies.
  • Introducing more carers breaks.

In this Department of Health video web blog posting, Professor Alistair Burns (National Clinical Dementia Director, Department of Health) addresses proposed innovation in the NHS, looking at the potential to help people who suffer from dementia and also provide the support for their carers as outlined in the NICE/SCIE dementia care guideline.

Read more and view the video: NHS innovation health and wealth (Department of Health, Dementia).

Full Text Link


Department of Health (2011). Innovation health and wealth: accelerating adoption of innovation in the NHS. Leeds: Department of Health, NHS Improvement & Efficiency Directorate, Innovation and Service Improvement, December 5th 2011.

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About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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