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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses - March 2020

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
Snapshot on 31 Mar 2020

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

470,292 have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31st March 2020, a decrease of 960 since 29th February 2020

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

67.4% of those aged 65 or over estimated to have dementia have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31st March 2020. A decrease from 67.6% in February 2020

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

122,492 (26%) of those with a coded diagnosis of dementia at 31st March 2020 had their medication reviewed by a GP in the preceding 12 months

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Last edited: 9 October 2020 11:46 am