Sent on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society:
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia. It is run in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society. The APPG’s latest inquiry, launched TODAY, is investigating the barriers people may face in getting a dementia diagnosis, with a particular focus on regional barriers such as rurality and deprivation.
Are you a professional working in a relevant area in the NHS, social care, public health, a local authority, or a representative of a VCSE? Please download and fill in our written evidence form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 February 2023.
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 with a view to publishing a report on inquiry findings, including recommendations to central and local Government, in September 2023.
We are currently gathering evidence for this inquiry via two methods and would welcome all contributions.
For those living with dementia and carers, please fill in our survey.