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Dementia Data

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data about dementia diagnoses within general practice.


This Notice is to require the submission of data about dementia diagnoses within general practice so that NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) can monitor diagnosis rates for dementia, broken down by age and gender, as well as ethnicity group.

Collecting data on dementia assessments, dementia care plans, referrals to memory clinics and prescription of antipsychotic drugs will allow NHSEI to demonstrate that patients are receiving the appropriate care as necessary.


This Notice is served on:

  • General Practices in England.

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This monthly data collection has been in existence since 2015 and this Notice confirms it will continue as a monthly collection. 

The NHS Digital GP Collections webpage provides further details of when this data collection will take place. Please note that this page is frequently edited to reflect changes to the GPES collection schedule; users are advised to check this regularly for updates.

Read the Data Provision Notice

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Update: 29 October 2021: Version 2.0 of this Notice has been issued following its three year review. Antipsychotic drug indicators have been amended to exclude antipsychotic drugs that are indicated for end of life/palliative care only. This enhances the accuracy of the indicators, and the indicator descriptions have been updated accordingly.

Last edited: 2 November 2021 11:50 am