National Clinical Director for Dementia: Letter to CCGs (NHS England)


Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, has written to CCGs about progress on national dementia diagnosis rates and priorities for post-diagnostic dementia treatment / support. The letter discusses support available from NHS England. Topics covered include:

  1. Dementia Diagnosis Rates: data for October 2016.
  2. NHS Digital Data Extract: directions.
  3. Join Dementia Research: a new toolkit to assist with promotion of public participation in research.
  4. Music Therapy and Dementia: as a potential therapy for  apathy, BPSD, anxiety, restlessness and depression.
  5. Memory and Smell: mentioning the National Activity Providers’ Association (NAPA)’s “Smell & Connect” trial.

Full Text Link


National Clinical Director for Dementia CCG Letter. Leeds: NHS England, November 14th 2016.

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