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Dementia ambassador meets CCGs to explore barriers

An NHS ambassador aiming to help increase the diagnosis rate of people with dementia and provide the post diagnostic support is to meet 21 CCGs to help explore challenges to diagnosis.

By the end of January Dr Dan Harwood, consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a dementia ambassador for the London area for NHS England, will have met with 21 CCGs and advised them on how to overcome obstacles to diagnosis and how to improve care pathways.

Since October last year he has been working with GPs across London, which has the lowest diagnosis rate for dementia. More ......