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Target for GPs to diagnose two thirds of dementia cases by April 2015 is likely to be missed

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1588 (Published 25 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1588
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

NHS England is set to fall short of its target for GPs to diagnose dementia in two thirds of patients with the condition by the end of March 2015, official figures have shown.

Statistics published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre1 showed that, by the end of February 2015, 377 007 (56%) of the 676 000 people across the country that NHS England estimates have the condition were …

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