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Dementia: Greater London

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people resident in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London have been diagnosed with dementia in each of the last five years. (259506)

The national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for England gives the number of people recorded on practice disease registers with a diagnosis of dementia. This register count is available only for the two latest releases of QOF, covering 2006-07 and 2007-08.

This information is available for health areas only; in this instance Bexley care trust and the London strategic health authority (SHA).

The number of people recorded on practice disease registers with a diagnosis of dementia for these organisations is shown in the following table:

2006-07

2007-08

Bexley care trust

878

900

London SHA

23,023

23,871

Note:

QOF was introduced as part of the new general medical services contract on 1 April 2004. The published QOF information was derived from the Quality Management Analysis System which is a national system developed by NHS Connecting for Health.