Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England (NHS Digital)


NHS Digital – formerly the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) – has released statistical information on recorded dementia diagnoses for April 2017. Data about people with dementia is recorded for each GP practice, enabling GPs and commissioners to plan services which meet patients’ needs.

“The dementia diagnosis rate at 30th April 2017 is 67.9%”.

Note: This set of publications now includes a Dementia Diagnosis Rate Indicator. Not everyone with dementia receives a formal diagnosis, so this indicator helps compare the notional number of people thought to have dementia locally with the number of people actually diagnosed with dementia, aged 65 and over.

Full Text Link


Recorded dementia diagnoses, April 2017. [Online]: NHS Digital, May 19th 2017.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Commissioning, Community Care, Department of Health, Diagnosis, For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), Local Interest, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, National, NHS, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, Standards, Statistics, UK, Universal Interest and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.