This report presents the findings from visits to Clinical Commissioning Groups(CCGs) led by Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) with help from NHS Improving Quality. A national picture is emerging, concerning what is working well in improving timely diagnosis of dementia and post-diagnostic support. The report addresses various challenges encountered by CCGs and attempts to discern the common underlying factors which may influence performance on improving local diagnosis rates.
Burns, A. [and] Wilkinson, A. (2014). Dementia diagnosis and care in England: learning from clinical commissioning groups. Leeds: NHS England and NHS Improving Quality, April 8th 2014.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 12, July 2014].