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Dementia: Diagnosis

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 150995, tabled on 31 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase dementia diagnosis rates in England.

Answered on

19 April 2022

NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to monitor the dementia diagnosis rate on a monthly basis and provide analysis on trends at a regional and sustainability and transformation partnership level to aid targeted recovery efforts. In 2021/22, we allocated £17 million to NHS England and NHS Improvement to address dementia waiting lists and increase the number of diagnoses. This funding was made available to clinical commissioning groups in June 2021. Later this year we will set out our plans for dementia in England, which will include a focus on dementia diagnosis.