*Regional statistics are included within this report
14 July 2017: The latest statistics on dementia prevalence in England have been published today by NHS Digital1.
Recorded Dementia Diagnoses 2016/17 uses information provided by general practices in England about the number of dementia diagnoses in their individual practice2.
The Department of Health (DH), on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and NHS England, directed NHS Digital to establish this data collection in order to receive specific dementia diagnosis data. These data support the Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020, which aims to improve the national diagnosis rate of dementia.
For each general practice included in this data collection, NHS Digital receives a count of the number of patients with a dementia diagnosis3 in their clinical record, as well as a count of the total number of registered patients at the practice.
The report also covers topics such as:
- Dementia related emergency hospital admissions (England)4
- Dementia prevalence for patients with learning disabilities
- Recorded dementia diagnoses by ethniticy and age
Read the full report at: http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/demdiag1617
A separate monthly report is also being published today, which includes dementia prevalence figures at a national, sub-national, regional and general practice level .
Read the monthly report at: http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/demdiagjun17