Improving timely diagnosis and post diagnostic support

This presentation about improving timely diagnosis and post diagnostic support by Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, NHS England, was delivered at the launch of the Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions Yorkshire and the Humber on 17 September 2013.

Alistair encourages SCNs to work with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Area Team primary care commissioners, General Practices, deaneries and LETBs to design and implement a comprehensive improvement plan, which aims to:

  1. improve access promote timely diagnosis
  2. improve pathways to support people seeking help, and for post-diagnosis support
  3. improve systems to capture diagnosis and to follow up after diagnosis

Access all the presentations from the Yorkshire and the Humber launch event