Recorded Dementia Diagnoses January 2020Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 13 Feb 2020
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Regions, GP practices, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
- Date Range:
- Snapshot on 31 Jan 2020
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.
470,764 have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 January 2020, a decrease of 2,126 since 31 Dececember 2019
67.6% of those aged 65 or over estimated to have dementia have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 January 2020. A decrease from 67.8% in December 2019
108,545 (23.1%) of those with a coded diagnosis of dementia at 31 January 2020 had their medication reviewed by a GP in the preceeding 12 months