Questions to consider
- what are the local needs – today, and what is the forecast?
- what is the ‘supply gap’?
- what is people’s experience?
- what needs to improve?
DRIVER: True prevalence, incidence, diagnosis rates, forecast
|Review current diagnosis rate(s) at General Practice, and/or CCG level.
With stake holders, consider
- variation and range
- factors that may be affecting the capture and recording of dementia diagnosis;
- methods and options for improving rates of diagnosis: consider the domains covered within the ’10 Key Steps’.
|Map and review current diagnosis pathway(s), activity and contracts in order to establish
- estimated true prevalence
- actual and projected demand v. supply
- the quality of service response;
- improvement priorities
- deliverables and associated outcomes
- actions to deliver improvement
- leadership and time frame
- governance, monitoring and review of delivery
|Review outcomes for people using diagnosis and post-diagnosis pathway(s);
- listen to the experience of people seeking help with memory problems
- involve people living with dementia in the (re)design of local pathway(s).
- Dementia diagnosis in Walsall
Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group has developed whole-system dementia commissioning model to improve diagnosis, the experience and outcomes of people with dementia and their carers. Read more »
- Making involvement count
The resource pack is made up 18 cards each aimed at giving specific information, advice and top tips on a range of topics that will help overcome or prevent this, and support people with dementia to get involved in activities whilst recognising their current abilities. Read more »