National Clinical Director for Dementia: Further Diagnosis Rates-Related Letter to CCGs (NHS England)


Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, has written another letter to CCGs about progress on national dementia diagnosis rates and priorities for post-diagnostic dementia treatment / support. National dementia diagnosis rates for November 2016 are provided, with an updated account of national priorities.

The intention is to influence those practices reporting relatively low diagnosis rates, with a view to encouraging their accessing the support available from NHS England’s so-called intensive support team. Practices which have already achieved “target” diagnosis rate are encouraged to improve post-diagnosis care of people with dementia and their families / carers.

NHS England’s dementia diagnosis monthly workbooks (in MS Excel format) supply estimated rates of dementia diagnosis at CCG and GP level.

Full Text Link


National Clinical Director for Dementia CCG Letter. Leeds: NHS England, December 16th 2016. Publications Gateway No. 06242.

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