A month ago we asked our e-campaigners to email the Secretary of State for Health, asking him to ensure that dementia diagnosis rates were made a key metric in the new CCG scorecards.
Clinical Commissioning Groups, or CCGs, are the organisations that are responsible for managing the local health services in your area. They are responsible for ensuring that things like referrals are timely and medications are appropriate, but they have a lot of different priorities. It's essential that dementia is one of them.
Almost 4000 of you emailed Jeremy Hunt MP, asking him to include dementia
diagnosis rates in the new CCG rating system. Last week, he announced that
he would be working with Alzheimer’s Society to review key statistics on
dementia to be included on the scorecard, which is great news for everyone
affected by dementia.