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Recorded dementia diagnoses, March 2017

Publication date: 09:30 April 13, 2017


Recorded dementia diagnoses, March 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 31 March 2017 is 0.766 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 (0.758) to March 2017 (0.766).

Of the extract cohort, data for 7,216 practices were collected, representing 98.1 per cent coverage of cohort practices.

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


Due to a technical issue 57 practices' data are not available in this month's publication, and will be included next month.


Date Range: 31 March 2017 to 31 March 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics

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