[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012].
As is well-known, the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia covers three main threads:
- Improvements to health and care.
- Dementia friendly communities.
- Improvements in the quantity and quality of dementia research.
In this Department of Health video web blog posting, Professor Alistair Burns (National Clinical Dementia Director, Department of Health) talks about the Dementia Health and Care Champion Group’s strand of the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia.
Improvements to health and care, according to Prof. Burns, will involve five component initiatives:
- Increasing diagnosis rates.
- The forthcoming dementia CQUIN for hospitals.
- An innovation prize for NHS staff investigating improved ways to help people with dementia.
- A dementia care and support compact.
- Improvements to local information provision for people with dementia and their families or carers.
Read more and view the video: Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia: improvements to health and care. Department of Health, Dementia.