Diagnosis will be influenced by a number of factors, and multiple actions at different points of the diagnosis pathway.
Commissioners will need to introduce a number of actions and changes, and use levers at different points within their local health and care systems in order to achieve and sustain improvement in the diagnosis pathway, and to improve the rate of diagnosis for their local population. This Briefing sets out a range of actions and changes which commissioners could use in a strategic and planned way, to ensure that local trajectories for improvement are achieved in diagnosis of rates, and in the quality of local services for people living with dementia and their carers/families.
The briefing is supplemented by additional resources, including:
- Improving dementia care in primary care: 10 key steps for General Practice (South West Dementia Partnership, 2012)
- Diagnosing Dementia Guidance and Standards (South West Dementia Partnership, 2012)
- Dementia Care in Primary Care Toolkit (South West Dementia Partnership, 2012)