This site is intended for healthcare professionals only

Rise in diagnoses

Written by: | Published:

The number of recorded diagnoses of dementia has risen by 62 per cent since 2006, a report released by the HSCIC has shown.

The report, Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) Recorded Dementia Diagnoses - Provisional 2013/14, stated that the number of diagnoses increased from 213,000 in 2006/7 to 344,000 in 2013/2014. It also showed that there was a regional variation of instances of dementia. The north and south had the highest levels, with 0.68 per cent and 0.67 per cent patients registered with GPs, while London had the lowest, at 0.39 per cent.

Kingsley Manning, the HSCIC chair, said: 'We are all aware of the challenges facing our ageing population and these figures will be vital for those planning and monitoring the effectiveness of dementia treatments and services.'

What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag

This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright.
See Terms and Conditions.



Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Change the CAPTCHA codeSpeak the CAPTCHA code

Most read articles from Practice Nursing Journal

Practice Nursing Journal latest issue and most read articles.

Click here to read a selection of free to access articles from Practice Nursing Journal


Sign up to the newsletter


Independent Nurse is the professional resource for primary care and community nurses, providing clinical articles for practice nurses and prescribers.


Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest nursing news.

Stay Connected

Stay social with Independent Nurse by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting on LinkedIn.


Need access to some of our older articles? You can view our archive, or alternatively contact us.

Contact Us

MA Healthcare Ltd.
St Jude's Church, Dulwich Road
London, SE24 0PB

Tel: +44 (0)20 7738 5454
Registered in England and Wales No. 01878373

Meet the team


Find out how to contribute to Independent Nurse here.