Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England (NHS Digital)

Summary

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.

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Reference

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

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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