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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses December 2019

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Geographic coverage:
England
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Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Regions, GP practices, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
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Snapshot on 31 Dec 2019

Summary

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 patient’s needs.

This publication includes the rate of dementia diagnosis. 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.

Key facts

Image for infographic Recorded dementia diagnosis rate
Recorded dementia diagnosis rate

472,890 have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 December 2019, a decrease of 1,803 since 30 November 2019

Image for infographic Diagnosis rate in those aged 65 and over
Diagnosis rate in those aged 65 and over

67.8% of those aged 65 or over estimated to have dementia have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 December 2019. A decrease from 68.2% in November 2019

Image for infographic Medication reviews for people with a coded diagnosis of dementia
Medication reviews for people with a coded diagnosis of dementia

101,601 (21.4%) of those with a coded diagnosis of dementia at 31 December 2019 had their medication reviewed by a GP in the preceeding 12 months

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Last edited: 15 January 2020 3:28 pm