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Publication, Part of

Recorded dementia diagnoses, July 2017

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics
Date Range:
01 Jul 2017 to 31 Jul 2017


PLEASE NOTE: On 15th August 2017, the files 'Recorded Dementia Diagnoses by Age; Care Plans, Referrals, and Assessments, July 2017: Practice Level' and 'Recorded Dementia Diagnoses by Ethnicity, July 2017: CCG Level' were corrected. The previous version of the files contained errors for data relating to May 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 July 2017 is 0.773 per cent (1 person in 129).

When considered alongside monthly data previously collected, this indicates a progressive increase in recorded prevalence from July 
2016 (0.767 per cent) to July 2017 (0.773 per cent).

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 7,264 practices.

Of the extract cohort, data for 7,218 practices were collected, representing 99.4 per cent coverage of cohort practices.

74.8 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 4:16 pm