NHS England has appointed seven clinical experts in dementia, or “dementia ambassadors”, to offer one-to-one support for CCGs and GP-led local health committees. These seven ambassadors are to be based in London, the south, the north, the midlands, and Scotland.
The aim is to help increase local dementia awareness and improve levels of expertise and performance in dementia diagnosis rates locally. Early diagnosis is a precondition for improving the quality of life of patients and their carers post-diagnosis.
New Dementia ‘Ambassadors’ to help GPs and patients. London: NHS England, October 13th 2014.