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NHS Digital publishes dementia and antipsychotic drug prescription data for first time

15 December 2017

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Regional data available in this report

NHS Digital has published for the first-time data that shows the levels of prescribing antipsychotic drugs to dementia patients.

The data has been published as part of an expansion of the monthly Recorded Dementia Diagnoses report

The figures include three new counts for patients with a diagnosis of dementia. They are:

  • Number of people with a prescription of antipsychotics in the last six weeks
  • Number of people with a prescription of antipsychotics in the last six weeks and a diagnosis of psychosis
  • Number of people with a prescription of antipsychotics in the last six weeks and without a diagnosis of psychosis

The statistics will contain two months of information and figures have been submitted by 98.8 per cent of GP practices.

The figures will be broken down to CCG, STP, sub-regional, regional and national level.

ENDS


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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses

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