Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, announced a Â£5 million funding boost for GPs to increase identification of people with dementia.
This announcement is part of NHS England’s ongoing push to identify and diagnose two-thirds ofÂ people with dementiaÂ by April 2015.
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society, said:
‘A very welcome and much needed step by NHS England. With the number of people living withÂ dementiaÂ expected to hit two million by 2051, all moves to improveÂ diagnosis ratesÂ are important. Only with aÂ diagnosisÂ can people access vital information and support which helps them to make sense of what is happening and plan for the future.’
Currently only half of people with the conditionÂ receive a diagnosisÂ and many struggle without support. Alzheimer’s Society will be working with CCGs andÂ GP practicesÂ to support them both in reaching out to peopleÂ worried about their memory, ensure timely diagnosis and then provide support with our information services andÂ Dementia Advisers.’
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