A 12 month drive has seen Leicester GP practices diagnose a significantly higher number of dementia patients than the UK national average, exceeding the local target and beating its own diagnosis rates from last year.
The news means more patients living in Leicester have benefited from a timely diagnosis thanks to a continued commitment from Leicester City CCG over the past year. Each year all CCGs in the country are set a target, based on their patient population, by NHS England to improve diagnosis rates for people with dementia aged 65 and over. This was as a result of national data collected which showed that only 48% of the estimated number of people with dementia had a formal diagnosis.
Between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017, Leicester City CCG was given a target of
diagnosing 67.6% (1,821) of their expected number of patients aged over 65 with dementia. In total, the CCG diagnosed 2,457 patients…
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