Dementia

Department of Health written question – answered on 5th January 2015.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people were diagnosed with dementia in each year since May 2010.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

The number of people recorded on practice disease registers is available in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The numbers of diagnoses are not available but the numbers of people on the dementia register is shown in the table below. This is a measure of prevalence rather than incidence.

Number of patients on the QOF dementia register in England

Number of Practices

Sum of List Sizes

Dementia Register Counts

31 March 2014

7,921

56,324,887

348,973

31 March 2013

8,020

56,012,096

318,669

31 March 2012

8,123

55,525,732

293,738

31 March 2011

8,245

55,169,643

266,697

31 March 2010

8,305

54,836,561

249,463

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