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Establishment of Memory Services, Final results of a Survey of PCTs - 2011

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Official statistics, Survey
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Primary Care Organisations, Care Trusts
Date Range:
01 Apr 2008 to 31 Mar 2011


This report provides full results of a voluntary survey of PCTs and Care Trusts which commission memory assessment services for dementia and follows a provisional report published on 19 July 2011. It covers financial spend from 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2011, and implementation of services over this time as well as future plans.

Key Facts

  • Of respondent organisations, 94 per cent currently commission memory services, with a further 4 per cent intending to implement these services in the future.
  • Data collected suggests that the average organisational spend on memory services increased from £486,000 in financial year 2008/9 to £593,200 in 2010/11. These figures do not take into account organisation size (in terms of population served).
  • The number of people using memory services increased from an average of 605 per organisation in 2008/9 to 951 in 2010/11.
  • We can estimate that currently an average of 3 memory services are commissioned by each organisation. Responses on planned service roll-out indicate that this may rise to around 4 per organisation by the end of financial year 2011/12.
  • Just fewer than 32 per cent of respondents said that their commissioned memory services were accredited by the National programme, with several further organisations intending to seek accreditation for existing or planned services.


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