Letters Targets for dementia diagnoses

The need for initial specialist assessment in suspected dementia

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3160 (Published 14 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3160
  1. Jonathan D Sleath, general practitioner1
  1. 1Kingstone Surgery, Hereford HR2 9HN, UK
  1. jonathan.sleath{at}nhs.net

Brunet highlights the pressure on Herefordshire GPs to increase the number of diagnoses of dementia.1 As the local memory clinic feels the strain, Herefordshire clinical commissioning group is trying to ease the bottleneck by encouraging GPs to make the diagnosis themselves. A recent …

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