NHS England has published a new dementia guide that sets out what good quality assessment, diagnosis and care looks like in relation to formal guidance, in addition to the views and expectations of people living with dementia and their carers.
The guide is shaped by the framework set by the NHS Mandate and has two clear requirements to enhance dementia care, through:
- increasing the number of people being diagnosed with dementia, and starting treatment, within six weeks from referral; and
- improving the quality of post-diagnostic treatment and support for people with dementia and their carers.
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