Questions to consider
- is our practice’s coding of dementia robust?
- are we getting the right in information back from memory services?
- how can we use our dementia register better to support our patients with dementia, and their carers/families?
DRIVER: Accurate coding and recording on GP QOF Dementia Register
|Introduce a set of standard Read codes for routine use in the General Practice to be applied for cases of established dementia (moderate to severe).|
|Audit and reconcile referrals to memory services, and General Practice dementia register (QOF DEM1) to ensure that|
|Review records of patients with the following codes:|
Implement local protocol for review of patients with memory problems, and mild cognitive disorder.
|Review/recall patients where absence of a code, the code, or the patient’s presentation indicates that a review would be appropriate.|
|Consider also the needs of carers:|