Dementia: Greater London

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients in London are on the Quality and Outcomes Framework dementia register; and what the raw prevalence rate is for dementia in London.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information is available in the format requested and is found in the following tables.

The number of people on the dementia register is available in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), published by the Health and Social Care Information (HSCIC). Two editions of this are available: The latest published monthly figures available are for 31 December 2015.(1) This has been aggregated from practice level (7,436 practices) to London Commissioning Region and, for comparison purposes, England as a whole, using the latest ONS geographies (See Table A).

The annual published figures however have the highest coverage and completeness (7,779 practices), with the most recent figures being for 31 March 2015.(2) This has been provided for London Commissioning Region and, for comparison purposes, England as a whole (See Table B).

Table A: Number of patients on the QOF Dementia register in England, as at 31 December 2015

Geographical area

Number of Practices

List Size

Register

Prevalence

(per cent)

England

7,436

56,003,836

422,702

0.75

London Commissioning Region

1,333

9,169,156

46,335

0.51

Table B: Number of patients on the QOF Dementia register in England, as at 31 March 2015

Geographical area

Number of Practices

List Size

Register

Prevalence

(per cent)

England

7,779

56,817,654

419,073

0.74

London Commissioning Region

1,405

9,245,690

45,310

0.49

Source:

(1) HSCIC, Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) Recorded Dementia Diagnoses - December 2015 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB19777>.

(2) HSCIC, Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) - 2014-15 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB18887.

Prevalence = (number on clinical register / number on practice list) *100.

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