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Recorded dementia diagnoses, September 2017.

Publication date: 09:30 October 13, 2017


We collect and publish data about people with dementia at each GP practice, so that the NHS (GPs and commissioners) can make informed choices about how to plan their services around their patients needs.

This publication includes a dementia diagnosis rate indicator. As not everyone with dementia has a formal diagnosis, this statistic compares the number of people thought to have dementia with the number of people diagnosed with dementia, aged 65 and over.

Please access the diagnosis rate indicator through the online interactive tool or the documents below.

Key Facts

Recorded dementia prevalence at 30 September 2017 is 0.776 per cent (1 person in 129).

When considered alongside monthly data previously collected, this indicates a progressive increase in recorded prevalence from September 2016 (0.771) to September 2017 (0.776).

After adjustments to remove spurious, 'non-GP' practices, shared practices and practices which decided not to participate in this extraction, the extract cohort available for collection was 7,230 practices.

Of the extract cohort, data for 7,170 practices were collected, representing 99.2 per cent coverage of cohort practices.

74.2 per cent of patients on the dementia registers had their ethnicity recorded as either 'Not stated' or 'No ethnicity code'.


Date Range: 30 September 2017 to 30 September 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics

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