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Recorded dementia diagnoses, November 2017

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Snapshot on 30 Nov 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.

***Data collected was expanded in November 2017 to include information on prescription of antipsychotic medication. This led to collecting October 2017 data again, causing some data items to be reported differently for this month for some areas. The November 2017 publication results should be used going forward***


Recorded dementia prevalence at 30 November 2017 is 0.781 per cent (1 person in 128).

When considered alongside monthly data previously collected, this indicates a progressive increase in recorded prevalence from November 2016 (0.774) to November 2017 (0.781).

The number of people with dementia was estimated to be 645,783. Of these, 68.7 per cent have a coded dementia diagnosis recorded.

9.4 per cent of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis were prescribed antipsychotic medication in the 6 weeks to 30 November 2017.

The total number of open and active GP practices was 7,273 practices.

Of the open practices, data for 7,185 practices were collected, representing 98.8 per cent coverage of open and active practices.

73.7 per cent of patients on the dementia registers had their ethnicity recorded as either 'Not stated' or 'No ethnicity code'.


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