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NHS England is committed to pushing up dementia diagnosis rates, Chief Executive Simon Stevens has told the Alzheimer’s Society Conference today. The pledge comes as NHS England publishes a new Dementia Toolkit aimed at helping GPs make more timely diagnosis of the crippling condition and, importantly, what they can do in terms of vital post-diagnostic support. […]
Technology to make life easier and safer for dementia patients NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, Professor Alistair Burns, has welcomed the Alzheimer’s Society launch of its dementia-friendly technology charter, helping people with dementia live at home for longer. The charity has created a landmark guide improving access to life-changing technology including products and […]
A new Dementia Roadmap developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners has been welcomed by Professor Alistair Burns as a key innovation towards improving care. NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia said: “The need for high-quality local information for people with dementia and their carers cannot be underestimated. This new dementia platform can […]
NHS England today welcomes the launch of the campaign by Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society aimed at encouraging people to sign up as Dementia Friends. The campaign aims to recruit one million friends by 2015 through educating people and raising awareness about dementia and the things that can make a difference to someone […]
We need to increase the diagnosis rate for patients with dementia, Professor Alistair Burns said today. Speaking today on the Community Stage at Camp Expo in Manchester, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia said the current rate of less than 50 per cent was not high enough. Professor Burns, also Professor of Old Age […]
In support of the government’s dementia promise announcement today NHS England has commissioned two free services on NHS Choices for people who have been diagnosed with dementia and their carers. The first is an email service. People who subscribe to this service will get six emails – one each week – giving them access to […]
The UK hosts the G8 summit on dementia in London today (11 December 2013), which aims to develop coordinated global action on dementia and is welcomed by NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, Alistair Burns: “The Dementia G8 Summit is a fantastic opportunity to bring together a group of international leaders to discuss the […]
The Department of Health has today published a new interactive online map, bringing together existing information on dementia services in England. Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England, said: “The publication of this interactive map, using existing available information, builds a clear transparent picture of dementia services across the country. “We know […]
Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, said: “We need to see a shift in the way dementia care is organised and delivered in the UK if we are to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia, and their carers, and help them live well with dementia. “People with dementia and their carers […]
NHS England is set to target “shockingly low” diagnosis rates of dementia in England in a move that could see tens of thousands of people identified and treated each year. The announcement of the drive to completely overhaul dementia diagnosis was made today by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia […]