Dementia Prevalence Calculator

Dementia Prevalence Calculator v3The Dementia Prevalence Calculator has been revised and updated for 2014-15 and presents an opportunity for all health communities to gain a better understanding of their local estimated prevalence of dementia in the community, and among people living in local care homes.

The tool enables General Practices and commissioners to establish a baseline by which to set and work toward local quantified ambitions for improvement in diagnosis rates, as set out in NHS Mandate, and inform local joint strategic planning, commissioning, and service redesign and improvement.

Access the Calculator

The dementia prevalence calculator is accessible to registered users including GP practice staff, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Area and Regional Teams and other approved stakeholder organisations at https://www.primarycare.nhs.uk/.

Register to access the Calculator

To register visit https://www.primarycare.nhs.uk/register.aspx and complete the registration form. A member of the Primary Care Web Tool team will get in touch. If you have any questions contact the Primary Care Web Tool Team primarycareweb@nhs.net.

About version 3

Version 3 of the calculator has been designed with the same look, feel and functionality of the other Primary Care modules, to facilitate ease of use and navigation. From within the DPC module, users can access in-line help, help menus and supporting documentation in the resources section.

Supporting resources

26 thoughts on “Dementia Prevalence Calculator

    1. Rowan Post author

      Hi Matthew,

      I am sorry that you have experienced a problem with using the Dementia Prevalnce Calculator. I will pass the practice code (L83095) on to the team working on a new web based version of the Calculator to ensure that this is addressed. I will keep you informed of progress with the development of the web based Calculator.

      Rowan
      on behalf of the Dementia Partnerships

  1. Viki Parkhouse

    We have just loggged onto the calculator using our practice code and list size is wrong should be 4258 also reg care homes /nursing homes are Mersey Parks N/Home and R/Home ,Granby Care Home,Arundel Park Nursing Home and Rodney House Resitential Home Betley Nursing Home,

    1. Rowan Post author

      Hi Viki,

      I am sorry that you have experienced a problem with using the Dementia Prevalnce Calculator. Are you able to provide your practice code? If so, I will pass it on along with your feedback to the team working on a new web based version of the Calculator to ensure that this is addressed. I will keep you informed of progress with the development of the web based Calculator.

      Rowan
      on behalf of the Dementia Partnerships

  2. Dan Gaul

    Hi
    Much to absorb and consider for local commissioning. Working on a housing related project for people with dementia.
    Just wondering if there is any intention of updating or reviewing the 2007 prevalence rate figures or if you are still happy with that report’s findings.
    Also can the data be aggregated up to county level for two tier authorities.
    Thanks
    Dan

    1. Rowan Post author

      Hi Dan,

      I will pass on your query regarding the the 2007 prevalence rate figures to the team working on a new web based version of the Calculator to ensure that this is addressed. This will be available soon.

      Rowan
      on behalf of the Dementia Partnerships

  3. Ben Hosking

    Hi,
    I have registered my details to enable me to login and use the tools on the dementia prevelance calculatir. It says i would recieve an activiation email, but as yet i have not recieved this and on trying to login it says my account is not activated?

    Thanks

    1. Rowan Post author

      Hi Ben,

      Please accept our apologies for the problems that you have experienced in accessing the Dementia Prevalence Calculator http://www.dementiaprevalencecalculator.org.uk.

      The activation emails being sent from the server were being blocked by an NHS firewall. This issue is now resolved and you should have received your activation email.

      Please let me know if you are unable to log in after you receive the activation email.

      Rowan on behalf of the Dementia Partnerships

  4. Gaynor Rickard

    I have registered on the website but have not been sent an authentification email in order to proceed in using the webiste. Please can you advise?
    Thank you

    1. Rowan Post author

      Dear Gaynor,

      Please accept our apologies for the problems that you have experienced in accessing the Dementia Prevalence Calculator http://www.dementiaprevalencecalculator.org.uk.

      The activation emails being sent from the server were being blocked by an NHS firewall. This issue is now resolved and you should have received your activation email.

      Please let me know if you are unable to log in after you receive the activation email.

      Rowan on behalf of the Dementia Partnerships

  5. Sally Donaghey

    I am using this fantastic tool to work with commissioners regarding dementia prevalence at GP practice level.

    I just need to double check – the difference between v1 and v2:
    v1 – discounts residential home prevalence
    v2 – includes residential home prevalence

    Please could you confirm that this is correct – and also advise me if there are any other differences.

    Comparing the 2 – the differences between v1 & 2 can be stark- with one GP practice I am looking at going from 90% pickup of expected prevalence on the QOF register in v1 – to 10% in v2.

    Many thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

    Sally Donaghey

    1. Rowan Purdy Post author

      Hi Sally,

      I have asked for clarification on the residential home prevalence query and will provide an update soon.

      Please note that the Dementia Prevalence Calculator is being transferred to the national primary care information platform, http://www.primarycare.nhs.uk.

      This will be availableearly next year, and it will include the 2012-13 QOF dementia diagnosis data.

      CCGs and General Practices will be notified when the dementia prevalence functions are accessible via this platform.

      I hope that this helps.

      Rowan, Editor, Dementia Partnerships

  6. Katy Bartolomeo

    Has anyone else noticed that the prevalence figures on the quick view section differ from one table to another (prevalence and diagnosis tab and trajectory to deliver selected diagnosis rates)? This second table also seems to contradict the practice level data as well.

    Katy

    1. Rowan Purdy Post author

      Hi Katy,

      Version 2 of the Dementia Prevalence Calculator is no longer being supported.

      A new version is being developed within the national primary care information platform, http://www.primarycare.nhs.uk. Version 3 will be much more refined and much easier to use with many of the data limitations of the previous version resolved.

      This will be available shortly, and it will include the 2012-13 QOF dementia diagnosis data.

      If you register for an account with primary care information platform, http://www.primarycare.nhs.uk you will have access to the new dementia prevalence data as soon as it is available.

      Rowan, Editor, Dementia Partnerships

  7. Helen Morris

    Good Afternoon,

    I have applied to have access to the dementia toolkit and was informed that the link would be sent to – would you be able to resend the link please.

    Kind regards,
    Helen

    1. Rowan Purdy Post author

      Hi Helen,

      The Calculator is part of the Primary Care Web Tool and managed by the Primary Care Web Team. I suggest that you contact them by email at primarycareweb@nhs.net to request that they resend the link.

      Rowan, Editor, Dementia Partnerships

  8. Emma Birkett

    Hi,

    I’ve signed up to the service, logged in etc, but I don’t get the option for the Dementia Prevalence Calculator ? Any idea why ? Can I get permission to access it ?

    Kind Regards,

    Emma

  9. Rebecca

    Hi,

    Is there any update on when in March the calculator will be made available? CCG’s need to use this tool for planning and forecasting and its difficult to support them without any information.

    Thanks

    Rebecca

    1. Rowan Purdy Post author

      Hi Rebecca,

      We expect the Primary Care Web Team to launch the in mid March. A beta version is currently available for testing via the Primary Care Web Tool. Staff in Clinical Commissioning Groups can register their interest in testing it here http://dementiapartnerships.com/register-your-interest/. Please ensure you also register for the Primary Care Web Tool at https://www.primarycare.nhs.uk/register.aspx. All feedback, including data, technical and user interface issues that arise during testing will be addressed prior to the launch.

      Rowan, Editor, Dementia Partnerships

  10. Babita

    Hi,

    After clicking the domain “Medical”, I cannot see any Dementia Prevalence user role. Can you help me find a soultion so that I am able to access DPC, please.

    Many thanks,
    Babita

  11. Dr Balaji Wuntakal

    How do we make sure incorrect details are amended from the dementia calculator website for Portsmouth City?
    Balaji

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