Results of the first national audit of memory services

This report provides full results of a voluntary survey of PCTs and Care Trusts which commission memory assessment services for dementia and follows a provisional report published on 19 July 2011. It covers financial spend from 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2011, and implementation of services over this time as well as future plans.

Key facts

  • 94 per cent of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) have a dedicated memory service for dementia and a further four per cent of PCTs are planning to set up a memory service;
  • average PCT spending on memory services has increased by 22 per cent between 2008/9 and 2009/10 from £486,000 to £593,000;
  • the average number of people using a memory service increased by 57%, from 605 in 2008/09 to 951 in 2010/11; and
  • 44 per cent of hospitals have identified a clinical leader for dementia and almost half of all hospitals have, or are developing a care pathway for dementia.