Dementia: Diagnosis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by which date he expects the dementia diagnosis rate to return to the target rate of 66.7 percent.

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

In 2021/22, we allocated £17 million to address dementia waiting lists and increase the number of diagnoses. In 2022/23, NHS England is funding an evidence-based improvement project to fund two trusts in each region, to pilot the Diagnosing Advanced Dementia Mandate tool to improve diagnosis of dementia in care homes.

We will set out plans for dementia in England in the next 10 years later this year, which will focus on the specific health and care needs of people living with dementia and their carers, including diagnosis.

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