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Recorded dementia diagnoses, February 2017

Publication date: 09:30 March 10, 2017


Recorded dementia diagnoses, February 2017.


We collect and publish data about people with dementia at each GP practice, so that the NHS (GPs and commissioners) can make informed choices about how to plan their services around their patients needs.

Key Facts

Recorded dementia prevalence at 28 February 2017 is 0.765 per cent (1 person in 131).


When considered alongside monthly data collected in 2015/16, this indicates a progressive increase in recorded prevalence from March 2016 (0.759) to February 2017 (0.765).


After adjustments to remove spurious, 'non-GP' practices, shared practices and practices which decided not to participate in this extraction, the extract cohort available for collection was 7,294 practices. This number is lower than in recent months as some practices are yet to agree to participate in the new expanded version of the data collection. Any practice wishing to participate can do so by contacting


Of the extract cohort, data for 7,188 practices were collected, representing 98.5 per cent coverage of cohort practices.


76.2 per cent of patients on the practices' dementia registers had their ethnicity recorded as either 'Not stated' or 'No ethnicity code'.


Date Range: 28 February 2017 to 28 February 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics

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