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Recorded dementia diagnoses, August 2017

This is part of

Official statistics
Publication date:
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Geographical granularity:
GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics
Date range:
01 Aug 2017 to 31 Aug 2017


Recorded dementia diagnoses, August 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.

This publication includes a dementia diagnosis rate indicator. As not everyone with dementia has a formal diagnosis, this statistic
compares the number of people thought to have dementia with the number of people diagnosed with dementia, aged 65 and over.

Please access the diagnosis rate indicator through the online interactive tool or the documents below.

Key facts

Recorded dementia prevalence at 31 August 2017 is 0.776 per cent (1 person in 129).

When considered alongside monthly data previously collected, this indicates a progressive increase in recorded prevalence from
August 2016 (0.771) to August 2017 (0.776).

After adjustments to remove spurious, 'non-GP' practices, shared practices and practices which decided not to participate in this
extraction, the extract cohort available for collection was 7,248 practices.

Of the extract cohort, data for 7,167 practices were collected, representing 98.9 per cent coverage of cohort practices.

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


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Last edited: 28 March 2019 4:17 pm