Putting dementia on the map and driving up standards of care November 30th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Putting dementia on the map and driving up standards of care For the first time, members of the public will be able to see the quality of dementia care and support in their local area. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt haslaunched a new interactive online map http://dementiachallenge.dh.gov.uk/map/ to show members of the public the quality of dementia care and support in their local area. Currently, 670,000 people in England live with dementia, and this number is set to double in the next 30 years. An estimated 21 million people in England have a close friend or family member with dementia. The UK is fighting back against dementia domestically and in the run-up to the G8 will lead on co-ordinated international action to beat dementia. The map is part of a landmark ‘state of the nation’ report which shines a light on the quality of dementia care in England. It will show a regional and local picture, based on a range of data including: •Diagnosis rates •How often anti-psychotic drugs are prescribed to patients •Referral rates for further investigation By entering their postcode into the interactive map people will be able to see this data in a way that’s easy to understand and in an accessible format. This will give the public the information they need to hold organisations to account over poor services and it will highlight areas that are performing well as examples of best practice. This will help drive up standards across the country. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!