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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.
This publication covers key facts taken from the monthly Recorded Dementia Diagnoses publications released between April 2018 and March 2019. This includes national and regional diagnosis rates, changes in diagnosis rates over time, rates of drug prescription and medication reviewing rates.
National Estimated Dementia Diagnosis Rate
The national estimated dementia diagnosis rate for those aged 65 or over has remained stable over the last 12 months
Regional Variation in Diagnosis Rate
The differences in diagnosis rate between regions remain consistent. The North of England had the highest rates throughout the year and the South West had the lowest.
Anti-psychotic Medication Prescription Rates
The rate of prescribing anti-psychotic medications varies between regions, with the Midlands and East of England having the highest rates and London having the lowest.