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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18280: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 17 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many people newly diagnosed with dementia did not receive post-diagnostic support following a referral in each year since the LDP standard was introduced, broken down by the reason for this.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 5 September 2018

The Scottish Government does not collect or publish this information. The official performance data on the Scotland Perform’s website includes the number of people referred for post-diagnostic support in performance years 2014-15 and 2015-16 and the equivalent estimated percentage of people newly diagnosed with dementia referred for post-diagnostic support in performance years 2014-15 and 2015-16, as well as the percentage of those who were referred who completed the service https://www.gov.scot/About/Performance/scotPerforms/NHSScotlandperformance/Dementia-LDP . Data for performance year 2013/14 was not of sufficient quality to publish. Integration Joint Boards are responsible for designing, commissioning and delivering dementia post-diagnostic services. The Scottish Government wants to go faster to extend post-diagnostic support and we are working with national and local partners to improve the consistency and quality of and access to the service, as well as the quality of data.