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