Tag Archives: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) Dementia Registers

Dementia Case-Finding in Hospitals: Qualitative Research Into Disparate Perceptions of Primary and Secondary Care Staff in England (BMJ Open)

Summary Hospitals in England have been conducting case-finding of people with dementia among older people, who were admitted on an unplanned basis, since 2012/13; although the methods to be used were undefined. A recent article investigates the views of staff … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England: March 2015 Target Date Approaches (BBC News / HSCIC)

Summary Data on dementia diagnosis rates from April 2014 to January 2015 have been published, in support of the Dementia Strategy (2009) and David Cameron’s Dementia Challenge. NHS England is committed to increasing dementia diagnosis rates in England by March … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England: QOF Recorded Dementia Diagnoses for April to August 2014 (HSCIC).

Summary NHS England has a commitment to increase the dementia diagnosis rates in England by March 2015, so that two-thirds of people with dementia receive a formal diagnosis. The Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) subset 2014/15 dementia data extraction supports this … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis Rates in England Increase (BBC News / HSCIC)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to increase the dementia diagnosis rates in England to 67% by March 2015; one of the targets from the “Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia” (March 2012) was that two-thirds of people with dementia should … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis and Care in England: Learning from CCGs (NHS England and NHS Improving Quality)

Summary This report presents the findings from visits to Clinical Commissioning Groups(CCGs) led by Alistair Burns (National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England) with help from NHS Improving Quality. A national picture is emerging, concerning what is working well … Continue reading

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Improving Identification of People with Dementia in Primary Care: Dementia Coding Guidance and Identified Prevalence (BMJ Open)

Summary There may be a potential improvement in the rates of dementia identification and diagnosis to be obtained as a result of an altered approach primary care coding. This research implies that dementia identification rates might have been be improved … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia: Annual Progress Report (Department of Health)

Summary This report gives an account of progress in the first year of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. The achievements against the three main areas of the challenge are described, with progress reports from the three Dementia Challenge Champion … Continue reading

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Updated Map of UK Dementia Diagnosis Rates (Tesco, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland)

Summary This online map of dementia prevalence and diagnosis rates was produced originally by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland in collaboration with the Tesco 2011 Charity of the Year Partnership (“Building a better future for people with dementia”).  The map … Continue reading

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Facing the Dementia Challenge (Social Market Foundation)

Summary This Social Market Foundation report takes interviews with sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia and their carers, combined with published research evidence, to investigate barriers to early diagnosis. Policy recommendations are proposed to incentivise improvements to diagnose rates. Full … Continue reading

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A Primary Care Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing: Sandwell (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation report presents a case study of how Sandwell’s health commissioners responded to health inequalities in their local population. It shows how health service commissioners can develop a primary care-led approach to improving mental health and wellbeing, thereby … Continue reading

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