Inquiry into Barriers to Getting a Dementia Diagnosis

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Inquiry into Barriers to Getting a Dementia Diagnosis

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia’s (APPG) latest inquiry, launched on 10 Feb 2023, it is investigating the barriers people may face in getting a dementia diagnosis, with a particular focus on regional barriers such as rurality and deprivation. 

As part of this inquiry, the APPG is aiming to develop knowledge on regional variation in dementia diagnosis rates, building understanding both of contributing factors and potential solutions to this variation.

The Group will gather evidence to understand the impact of regional variation in diagnosis rates on people with dementia and their carers, with a view to identifying tangible actions to reduce regional variation in dementia diagnosis rates.

Evidence will be gathered in writing and orally (dates of evidence sessions to be confirmed) with a view to publishing a report on inquiry findings, including recommendations to central and local Government, in September 2023.

Are you an academic, a professional working in the NHS, social care, public health, or for a local authority, or a representative of a VCSE? Please download and fill in our written evidence form and send it to appgondementia@alzheimers.org.uk by 24 February 2023.

Download the form

Get involved

We are currently gathering evidence for this inquiry via two methods and would welcome all contributions by 24 February 2023.

If you are a person living with dementia, or a carer to someone living with dementia and have had significant involvement in supporting that person to get a diagnosis, please fill in our survey.

If you are an academic, an NHS or social care sector professional, a local authority professional, a public health professional, or a representative of a VCSE, please download and fill in our written evidence form and send it to appgondementia@alzheimers.org.uk.

Stay tuned on this page for further updates on the inquiry as it develops.

About the APPG

The APPG is run in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, which provides administrative support and expert advice to the group.

Its aim is to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

The Group meets several times a year and uses each meeting to focus on specific issues affecting people with dementia. It also conducts inquiries on issues that affect people living with dementia.

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