£90m package to improve dementia care is announced in EnglandBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1879 (Published 03 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1879
- Jacqui Wise
NHS England has announced a £90m (€109m; $151m) package in an effort to meet the prime minister’s challenge to give a diagnosis to two thirds of people with dementia by March 2015.
NHS England said that it would target those local areas where it can take as long as 25 weeks to carry out diagnostic assessments for dementia, to bring them up to the level of the best performing areas, where it takes an average of six weeks.
In March 2012 David Cameron issued a “dementia challenge,” which called for the United Kingdom to become a world leader in dementia care.  He said then that only 42% of people with dementia had a formal …