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Charity warns of postcode lottery in dementia care

18th June 2010

A leading charity has warned that a “postcode lottery” exists in care for patients with dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Society claims a third of primary care trusts (PCTs) do not have plans in place to say how they will implement the National Dementia Strategy.

According to information collated by the GP newspaper, 38 of the 116 PCTs questioned did not have joint plans with local authorities.

This is despite a deadline of March 31st being set in the strategy and reiterated by chief executive of the NHS David Nicholson earlier this year.

Responding to the findings, Andrew Chidgey, head of policy and public affairs at the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “The only way the full galvanising force of the National Dementia Strategy can be realised is if it is effectively rolled out at a local level.

“Unfortunately this is clearly not happening everywhere.”

Mr Chidgey added that close partnerships must be formed between local and national healthcare authorities in order to provide a better quality of care, as well as saving money on administration.

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