Dementia: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th June 2022.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2022 to Question 1489 on Dementia: Diagnosis, whether he has had discussions with NHS England on whether the additional funding allocated to support general practitioners to pilot diagnostic approaches is likely to increase the number of dementia diagnoses in 2022-23.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We have had no specific discussions. However, NHS England and NHS Improvement are funding a project to fund two trusts in each region to pilot the Diagnosing Advanced Dementia Mandate tool to improve diagnosis of dementia in care homes. NHS England and NHS Improvement are holding a webinar in June 2022 on using this resource.

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