Recorded Dementia Diagnoses June 2019
This is part of Recorded Dementia DiagnosesOfficial statistics
- Publication date:
- 11 Jul 2019
- Geographic coverage:
- Geographical granularity:
- GP practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Clinical Commissioning Regions
- Date range:
- Snapshot on 30 Jun 2019
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 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.
As of June 2019:
472,408 people have a coded diagnosis of dementia, an increase of 2,174 since May 2019 (470,234)
22% of those with a recorded dementia diagnosis have received a medication review by a GP practice within the last 12 months
9.4% of patients with a recorded diagnosis of dementia had a prescription of anti-psychotic medication in the preceding 6 weeks, up from 9.3% in May 2019
Source: NHS Digital