Recorded Dementia Diagnoses November 2019Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 13 Dec 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Regions, GP practices, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
- Date Range:
- Snapshot on 30 Nov 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 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.
474,693 have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 30 November 2019
68.2% of those aged 65 or over estimated to have dementia have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 30 November 2019. An increase from 68.1% in October 2019
98,260 (20.7%) of those with a coded diagnosis of dementia at 30 November 2019 had their medication reviewed by a GP in the preceeding 12 months