In his latest video blog Alistair talks about a survey recently run by the NHS Information center to find out how well the provision of memory services by primary care trusts was working. He outlines the key findings in the report.
In the video Alistair talks about the following points:
- The report covers the period April 2010 to March 2011
- 49 primary care and care trusts were approached. 80% responded
- 94% were currently commissioning memory services
- 4% were looking to implement them in the future
- The average spend on memory services increased from £486K in 2008/09 to 593K in 2010/11
- Number of people using memory services increased from 605 in 2008/09 to 951 in 2010/11
- The findings suggest that 3 memory services are commissioned by each organisation and that as planned services, this number will increase
- A third of respondents said that they would move to gain accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.