This guidance for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) outlines the incentives and levers that will be used to improve services from April 2013.
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The guidance identifies an outcomes indicator for dementia in the NHS Outcomes Framework 2013-14. It highlights the value of commissioning primary care services in a way that secures improved diagnosis rates, and commissioning services to reflect the treatment needed. Aggregating locally determined diagnosis rates to identify the national ambition for 2013/14 (p40).
The guidance is published alongside financial allocations to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and is accompanied by other documents intended to help local clinicians deliver more responsive health services, focused on improving outcomes for patients, addressing local priorities and meeting the rights people have under the NHS Constitution.