Dementia plan for England is unveiled

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 08 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1370
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

People as young as 40 will be given information about dementia at their NHS Health Check, as part of a pilot scheme announced by the government.

The scheme is contained in the implementation plan for the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020, which aims to make England the best country in the world for dementia care and research.1 The plan builds on progress made since the first challenge document was issued in 2012.

Under the plan, clinical commissioning groups will publish Ofsted-style ratings on the diagnosis and quality of dementia care in their area, and the Care Quality Commission will include standards of dementia care in its inspections. The plan recommends …

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