Understanding the dementia diagnosis gap in Norfolk and Suffolk: A survey of general practitioners

Margaret Fox, Chris Fox, Willie Cruickshank, Bridget Penhale, Fiona Poland, Nicholas Steel

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The National Health Service (NHS) has announced its new target to increase the 'shockingly low dementia diagnosis rate' in England from the current level of 45% to 66% by end of March 2015. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England have committed to meeting this target. The Norfolk and Suffolk dementia diagnosis rate (DDR) is below the rate for England in some areas; across the CCGs included in this study, the average DDR was 39.9% with a standard deviation of 5.3.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalQuality in Primary Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Dementia
  • General Practitioners
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation
  • State Medicine

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