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

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

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary This progress report provides an overview and update on progress to-date covering the first 7 months of the … Continue reading

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Prescribing of Antipsychotics for Dementia Patients Declined Sharply in England 2006-2011 (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary The percentage of dementia patients being prescribed antipsychotic drugs fell sharply over the period 2006-2011 according to a statistical report … Continue reading

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Developing NHS Care Objectives: a Draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board With Consultation (Department of Health)

Summary New objectives for the improvement of health and healthcare have been set out in the Department of Health’s “Our NHS Care Objectives: a Draft Mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board” document. There is also a public consultation on these … Continue reading

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Medical Generalism: Report of an Independent Commission for the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Health Foundation (Commission on Generalism / RCGP)

Summary This 2011 report considered the contribution of medical generalism and the role of the generalist in the healthcare system. Amongst its many finding, this report repeats evidence that people with long-term conditions account for 50% of all GP appointments, … Continue reading

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