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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09426: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 24 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have a dementia diagnosis, also broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 2 June 2017

A first report into estimated and projected dementia diagnosis rates in Scotland 2014-20, based upon data from Health Boards in Scotland was published in December 2016. The report was commissioned from NHS National Services Scotland by The Scottish Government in order to gain a better understanding of the number of new dementia diagnoses every year and so inform better service planning, and the full results broken down by NHS board can be found in the following publication: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/12/9363